08:00am ~ 14:00pm
Tuesdays ~ Sundays (*Closed Mondays)
Minimum Pax?1? | Minimum age is 11 years old
*Please bring your passport on your tour day.
*Reservations must be made at least 3 days prior to visit
■ Hotel pick-up
■ Tour guide
■ Lunch (*Menu : Bulgogi)
■ Personal Expenses
Seoul Hotel Rian→Via Koreana Hotel at 09:30am→
Take the Freedom Highway to Unification Observatory→
Visit the North Korean Life Experience Hall exhibition room and screening room.
(Reality of life in North” by defector. Defector takes questions from the tourists)→
Arrive at Imjingak Tourist Resort (Memorial Altar, Freedom Bridge, Unification Bell)→
Lunch (*Menu : Bulgogi)→Check Passport at Unification Bridge→
Arrive at United Nation Command Security Battalion “Camp Bonifas”→
Receive detailed slide briefing→
Take military bus to Joint Security Area – Freedom House – Military Armistice Commission Building – Bridge of no return→
Drop off at MyeongDong Lotte Hotel in Seoul
Panmunjeom is located in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), 50 km north of Seoul and 10 km east from the city of Gaeseong, a city which now belongs to North Korea. This area is most notably known for the peace talks that were held here on October 25, 1951 and on July 27, 1953 when the Armistice Agreement was signed. It is now beyond the jurisdiction of both the North and South.
The conference center in Panmunjeom is surrounded by the Joint Security Area (JSA) and measures 800 meters in diameter. It is the only portion of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) where North and South Korean forces stand face-to-face. It was used as a filming location of the movie “JSA (Joint Security Area).” It was also the site of military negotiations between North Korea and the United Nations Command (UNC). It has now become one of the most visited tourist sites of the DMZ.
DMZ theater & exhibiton hall give you genral information of Korean war & DMZ. It takes about 15miuntes.
Imjingak Resort, located 7 km from the Military Demarcation Line, is now at the forefront of tourism related to the Korean War. Imjingak was built in 1972 with the hope that someday unification would be possible. The three-storied Imjingak is surrounded by several monuments, Unification Park and North Korea Center.
Over 400 photos and documents showing the stark reality of North Korea are displayed in the North Korea Center of Unification Board. Outside Imjingak, there are 12 unique tanks and warcrafts on display that were used during the war.
Mangbaedan Alter, which stands opposite Imjingak, is famous as the place where Korean’s separated from their families in the North visit to perform ancestral rites by bowing toward their hometowns every New Year’s Day and Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving). The Bridge of Freedom, which South Koreans crossed when they came back to their mother country from North Korea after the signing of the Armistice Agreement, stands behind Mangbaedan Alter.
In front of Imjingak is the Gyeongui Train Line which was destroyed during the Korean War in 1950. It has been under reconstruction since 2000. Every year many events for unification are held at Imjingak. It is now one of the more famous DMZ tourist spots for foreigners because it is possible to visit without going through any security check points.
The U.N. Command forces have jurisdiction over the Panmunjom that is the only place controlled by them in South Korea. The forces stay in the Camp Bonifas named in honor of the late captain Auther G. Bonifas who was killed in the axe murder incident in Panmunjom area on 18 August 1976.
The new freedom House was constructed on 9 July 1998. It provides facilities for South-North Korean contacts, meetings and exchanges, and houses the Liaison Office with North and South Korea. When the original Freedom House was built in 1965, Red Cross representatives from the South used it to make contacts with their North Korean counterparts.
Bridge of ‘No Return’ is astride the Military Demarcation Line. After the 1953’s Armistice, on this bridge there was an exchange of prisoners of war. The name of this particular bridge was derived from the fact that the prisoners of war voluntarily in favor of choosing North Korea, since the event of POW exchange following the armistice became in effect, were unable to South Korea.
No-show or any cancellation within 3days to visit, 100% of total cost will be charged.