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The Third Tunnel, Paju

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The Third Tunnel, also known as the third tunnel of aggression, passes under the demilitarized zone between two formerly warring states. In the 1970s, South Korea discovered four out of around a dozen tunnels that North Korea had built while planning the invasion of its neighbor. Nowadays, you can still see the three concrete barricades the South Koreans built to block the military demarcation line at the site. Starting from the lobby, walk down the wide cement incline, which gets narrower and lower as you reach the original section of the tunnel. Keep your helmet on to avoid bumping your head. You can either walk in a crouching position down the long, steep slope, or take a ride on a rail system going into the tunnel. Arrange to visit The Third Tunnel and other attractions in Paju using our Paju trip builder app.
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  • This is a very unique place. Two countries separated, yet connected with these tunnels. The trip into the tunnel is worthwhile and a good long walk. No photos. Our guide told us we actually left.....  more
    This is a very unique place. Two countries separated, yet connected with these tunnels. The trip into the tunnel is worthwhile and a good long walk. No photos. Our guide told us we actually left.....  more »
  • Before you go into the tunnel, you have to keep your mobile, camera and other belongings in a locker (no photography allowed inside the tunnel). You then wear a helmet and walk into the tunnel. It is....  more
    Before you go into the tunnel, you have to keep your mobile, camera and other belongings in a locker (no photography allowed inside the tunnel). You then wear a helmet and walk into the tunnel. It is....  more »
  • By some distance, the biggest disappointment of an otherwise great trip to Korea. The UN emailed us 24hours earlier to tell us that the JSA tour we'd pre-booked had been cancelled for some reason... 
    By some distance, the biggest disappointment of an otherwise great trip to Korea. The UN emailed us 24hours earlier to tell us that the JSA tour we'd pre-booked had been cancelled for some reason...  more »

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