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Dora Observatory, Paju

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Get a closer look at North Korea from Dora Observatory. Located at the borders of the two countries, the observatory presents a rare glimpse of the reclusive northern neighbor. Take photos--as long as you are not crossing the yellow line--or look through the binoculars found on the balcony of the observatory. The small slice of the DPRK that you'll see includes a hotel and a propaganda village with empty buildings. Plan to visit Dora Observatory and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Paju attractions using our Paju itinerary builder.
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  • We visited here and some other sights in the DMZ tour (including the JSA zone) in March'17. It's worth it! There are so much to take in and learn about who and what in the Korean war. I really hope Ko...  more »
  • You should go on this trip, the visit by bus. On the way is the Passport to inspection twice, but it is smooth. The views are spectacular views of the North Korean side, shocking music is flooded with the speakers. A really tough experience! Outside there is so little time, that huonokaan the air hurt.
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  • From here, you can see in the North. You can discover a flag, a few hills and an industrial park in the North Korean territory. The view was unfortunately not good with us, so we could see a film on the prospect in addition in the Interior of the building.
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  • Must visit place. From Dora Observatory you can see the North Korea and hear a propaganda music from the other side! Book a Korail DMZ Tour from Seoul Station to visit this place. 3rd Infiltration Tunnel and Peace Park also included in this tour. Book in advance.
  • I didn't manage to book on to the JSA tour, being late to the game of booking it, so went for the half day tour, and this was the highlight. I loved looking in to N. Korea, and we had a soldier with us for approx. 30 minutes explaining different things about the local area and N. Korea (albeit some may have been biased, it's good to hear that also). Definitely do a tour of the DMZ, and book the JSA tour if possible.
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  • Good view into north korea and ok view of the propaganda village. Very busy despite being a weekday
  • Fascinating place with great views North! If you listen carefully you can hear the North's propaganda playing.