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Panmunjom, Paju

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Tourist Spot Military Facility
Visit Panmunjom, the only accessible destination in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the Cold War's last frontier. The deserted village now features the Joint Security Area (JSA), where the two governments on the Korean Peninsula occasionally meet for talks, and soldiers stare across the border at each other. The setting for the signing of the 1953 truce between the two countries, the JSA remains a dangerous place, with the two countries still officially at war. As a place of historical intrigue and a contemporary anomaly, the site leaves an impression long after you've left. Book your trip with a tour company well in advance, and pay close attention to their strict dress codes and rules about behavior. By using our Paju holiday planner, you can arrange your visit to Panmunjom and other attractions in Paju.
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  • August 12, 2017
    I took a DMZ tour organised by Adventure Korea in 2017 and it was awful. The tour guide spoke very little English and the bus hardly got there on time. I wasted a lot of time on this tour. However, th...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    Panmunjeom can be visited only in the context of a tour. It is in itself quite interesting and impressive, as there is always tension. By visiting, even the dangerous situation in South Korea is very much clear and conscious one. The tour is very touristy and is in some places unnecessarily dramatized and blown out of proportion. However, should you book if you have enough time and now is in Seoul, a day trip to the DMZ.
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  • August 5, 2017
    Quick-reunification at the time I. .. The drive is a great place to go ... Picnic place.
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Where to stay in Paju

Paju offers a large amount of hotels for its visitors, with all brackets represented across the diverse urban area. Look close to the river for some of the spa and retreat options, along with hotels and guesthouses boasting luxury rooms and river views. In the urban center to the north, you'll find a good deal more standard hotels and budget options. Still, many more people head to Paju to see its sights (primarily the DMZ) on a day trip from Seoul.
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