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From Seoul: Day Trip To DMZ, Cable Car & Battle Ship Park

1. From Seoul: Day Trip To DMZ, Cable Car & Battle Ship Park

Witness the Demilitarized Zone, one of the most powerful symbols of the 20th century. Learn the history of the conflict as you tour the important sights, including seeing North Korean territory. Start your tour at Imjingak, 7 km from the Military Demarcation Line, a park that is dedicated to remembering the war and the division of Korea. It was built in 1972 with the hope that someday unification would be possible. The 3-storied Imjingak is surrounded by several monuments, the Unification Park, and a North Korea Center. Next, try the new Paju Imjingak Peace Gondola. During the cable car ride, you will get a bird’s eye view of the DMZ and even get a glance at Imjin River and Camp Greaves, a site used for many war-themed TV shows and movies. The next stop is Mount Odu Unification Observatory, which allows visitors a view of North Korean territory. On the way back to Seoul you’ll visit Seoul Battleship Park. 3 authentic warships are preserved in their original state and provide an extraordinary space for exhibitions and experiences, offering visitors another way to learn more about the war. Your tour ends with a drop-off at City Hall.

Imjingak & Paju: Full-day Two Koreas Tour from Seoul

2. Imjingak & Paju: Full-day Two Koreas Tour from Seoul

Meet up with your tour guide at the meeting point and depart to Imjingak in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Imjingak, located 7 KM from the Military Demarcation Line, is a park that was built in 1972 with the hope that someday unification would be possible. It is surrounded by the Unification Park and North Korea Center.  After visiting Imjingak, head to Mangbaedan, a memorial where people from South Korea perform ancestral rites. Every New Year’s Day and Chuseok (Korea’s Thanksgiving), they bow toward their hometowns in the North as a sign of respect.  Then, head to the Bridge of the Freedom, which South Koreans crossed when they came back to their own country from North Korea. Also see the Gyeongui Train Line, which was destroyed during the Korean War in 1950.  The next stop is Paju Provence Village, which is very close to North Korea. Visit Heyri Art Valley and the Forest of Wisdom before heading a place in the village where you can see over the border into North Korea. The last stop of the tour is the Statue of Choi Kyu-shik, a police officer who was killed by a bullet shot by the armed forces at the time of the North Korean spy invasion. Then, return to Seoul.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 2,097 reviews

Judy our tour guide was cheerful, knowledgeable and very accommodating. Simply spectacular. Pickup was smooth. Eric was a pleasure to speak with and impressive English skills. Tour overall was good…I was expecting to be closer to the border (adrenaline junkie) tunnel experience was great…need to be fit to make it back up…bridge and observatory are both good. Overall it was good and would recommend you try it with this crew!

The tour was very well arranged, with English speaking guide and detailed explanation about what we need to bring with us and what we can expect. It was a very interesting experience what I can recommend to everybody who is visiting South Korea.

Brilliant tour and fantastic guide! Libby was knowledgeable and spoke great English, her commentary was engaging and the perfect mix of entertaining and informative. Definitely recommend!

This was by far my favorite trip I made in Korea. The tour guide Sadie was amazing and spoke English extremely well. It’s we’ll worth the money and time.

The tour was well organized, the tour guide was funny and informative, took us to multiple key areas along the DMZ.