Categories: Tourist Spots, Military Facilities
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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This must be a one of its kind tourist destination if you can call it that. It is the place where the armstice agreement was signed in 1953. It is a 800 square metre area, officially called the Joint ... read more »
Visiting Camp Bonifas and the Joint Security Area (JSA) is very exciting, you can actually feel the tension when you enter the small blue baracks in which South and North Koreans meet each other. A mu... read more »
I came here on a full day tour with the tour agency Korridor, which included the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, observatory, Dorasan Station and the JSA. This is one of the attractions that I would consider... read more »
The Joint Security Area, or, as we North Koreans traditionally refer to it, "Place of The Dear Leader's Final Glorious Victory Over The Filthy American Pig-Dog Animals and their Subhuman Southern Stooge-Lackeys", is an excellent destination for anyone seeking a fascinating glimpse into the Korean War, or, as we North Koreans traditionally refer to it "The National Glorious Liberation War of Peace and Freedom Over the Filthy American Pig-Dog Animals and their Subhuman Southern Stooge-Lackeys". We also do weddings and bar-mitzvahs. 10% discount if you book early! Reports of North Korean guards assaulting and murdering various people in the area are totally unsubstantiated, and probably the work of filthy American pig-dog animals and/or their subhuman southern stooge-lackeys. All the same, please avoid walking on areas not covered by concrete; accidentally wasting a "Glorious, Energetic People's Freedom Fragmentation Disc" by stepping on it is punishable by death. If you are already dead, the punishment is 40 years imprisonment. Free buffet available; please just step across the line and a waiter will be with you shortly. -Comrade Colonel Ho Lee Fuk, Chief of North Korean Ministry of Tourism, Nerve Gas Production and Reeducation Through Glorious Socialist Labor
Great place for a game of hide and seek. Our champion was John. Don't know where he hide, but we haven't found him for three years now...
Very tense area. The South Korean guards seem a little miserable, but the North Korean guards are a little more loose (not a DPRK sympathiser, just pointing that out). US guards very informative on the history of the joint boarder crossing / outpost.
Kian Tong Lim
One of the most interesting place on earth. A day trip to JSA would give you a crash course about the standoff between the 2 Koreas for more than 60 years.
Definitely a must-see on every Seoul visit. It is very "touristic" in a way that you won't have much time to consider where you actually are and what happened on this grounds, but still worth a trip. You can not get closer to the border to North Korea.
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