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DMZ Tour

The most popular tourist spot of Korea

08:00-14:30
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11:00-17:30
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Tour issue

▶ Since DMZ is the military zone, You have to follow the rules
▶ Must have PASSPORT
▶ DMZ will be replaced by another itinerary non-refundable when it is closed in case of some special situation.(Heavy rain or snow, military training) (Tomorrow's Whistle-Bunker Beat 131-Odusan Unification Tower-The War memorial of Korea)

Information

Since 1950, Korea has been divided into North and South! North Korea has become more of a closed country symbolizing poverty and South Korea is continuing to develop as a democracy, a leading economics, and culture. DMZ Area is the only place that you can see the reality of divided nation in the world.
 Cosmojin is offering a one-stop service tour that includes a military tourist guide, shuttle vehicle, and entrance fee with explain the history of war. Don't miss out on DMZ tour, once unification happens you will not have this opportunity again.

Especially, The 3rd Tunnel, Dora Observatory and Dorasan Station. You will visit several places in DMZ and can experience the reality of DMZ area with Cosmojin.


1. Security specialist guides: Our tour guides are professional and have had lots of tour experience in this field. You can learn about North and South Korea relations.

2. Including the most visited places: provide at least Seven different venue visits within the DMZ 
    tour including the Third Tunnel Experience, which was designed to invade South Korea by tanks, the
    observatory where you can view North Korean residents, the War History Pavilion, and Imjingak.

3. Comfortable transportation: Free pick-up service

 


What you can expect

▶ Professional Guide
▶ Historical behind stories of DMZ


Highlights

▶ History of Korea War

▶ DMZ

▶ The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel


Itinerary

Hotel(Seoul) → Imjingak Park → The Unification Bridge → ID Check → DMZ theater and exhibition hall → The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel → Dora Observatory → Dorasan Station → Amethyst or Ginseng Center → Drop off at Itaewon
  1. 임진각2.jpg Imjingak, located 7 km from the Military Demarcation Line, is now at the forefront of tourism related to the Korean War. It was built in 1972 with the hope that someday unification would be possible. Three-storied Imjingak is surrounded by several monuments, Unification Park and North Korea Center. 400 kinds of 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 kinds of tanks and crafts on display that were used during the war. Mangbaedan Alter, which stands opposite of Imjingak, is famous for the place where people from North Korea visit and perform ancestral rites by bowing toward their hometown every New Years Day and Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving). The Bridge of the Freedom, South Koreans crossed when they came back to their mother country from North Korea, 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 construction since 2000. Every year many events for unification are held at Imjingak. Imjingak is now one of the famous tourist spots for foreigners in Gyeonggi-do because it is possible to visit without going through any security check points
  2. 통일대교2.jpg The bridge is more like a symbolic bridge built back in 1998, wishing unification between two Koreas. It was built by Hyundai Business Group of South Korea. Underneath the bridge you can see a river which is called Imjingang, coming down from North Korea. The bridge also has a nickname which is the “Cow Bridge”. The founder of Hyundai whose name was Jung Juyoung crossed this bridge and went to North Korea back in 1998 with precisely 1,001 cows. Since then, we have been calling it the cow bridge. Of course all the cows he took with him were part of humanitarian donations for North Korean people.
  3. info_photo_1229_1.jpg If you look outside, you can see some soldiers wearing a green color camouflage uniform. They are South Korean soldiers or ROK soldiers currently serving their mandatory military service for 21 months. All men in South Korea have to serve the military mandatorily for 21 months, but it’s not required for women. I also served for 26 months a long time ago right after college, and it was longer than right now. Military service is getting shorter and shorter. However, the situation is a lot more terrible in North Korea. First of all, it’s mandatory for both genders, men and women. Men have to serve for 10 years while women serve for 7 years, but this is just for normal kinds of soldiers. For a special forces like Marine Corps and Airborne, they have to serve for 13 years. 
  4. info_photo_1100_1.jpg It’s a unique museum within the civilian control line. The museum, on which the nation and provinces had spent 44.5 billion Korean won, officially opened on 08, 14, 2009. DMZ Showroom displays leaflets used during the 6.25 Korean Civil War, military letters, bayonets, empty cartridges, pottery found in DMZ, taxidermied birds and etc. DMZ Video Room features three-dimensional moving pictures. By watching them, you can easily understand how Korea got divided.   
  5. 제2땅굴2.PNG The highlight of the DMZ tour is to explore a tunnel dug by North Korea. Since 1974, South Army has discovered four tunnels crossing the MDL. The tunnels are believed to have been planned as a military invasion or infiltration route. Each tunnel is large enough to enable the passage of thirty thousand soldiers in one hour. The 3rd tunnel discovered in 1978 penetrates into South Korea by 435 meters beyond the ceasefire line. You are going to hear how the tunnel was discovered with more detailed information. After listening to the story, you will enter into the actual tunnel to find the ambition of North Korea to make another sudden invasion. In addition, you are going to watch a short documentary film at the DMZ theater, and look around relics and reproductions of Korean War at its small exhibition hall. 
  6. 도라전망대.jpg Dora Observatory, or OP Dora is the closest observation post to North Korea. From the observation platform, North Korean scenery is visible, and so are the outskirts of Gaeseong City, the 3rd largest city of North Korea. Especially, you can view the Gaeseong Industrial Complex operated by both Koreas. If you use the binocular, a statute of Kim Il-sung can be found near the Gaeseong City. You can also observe a fake North Korean border village. Within DMZ of North side, there’s a small village called “Propaganda Village.” On a clear day, you can view through binocular that it is actually a deserted town. Like a multi-million dollar Hollywood filming set, some lights flicker on and off at set times to create the illusion of people living there. 
  7. 도라산역.jpg A sign in the station reads, “Not the last station from the South, But the first station toward the North.” For now, it is the northernmost station of South Korea which is only 700m, or a half mile away from the southern boundary of DMZ. The milestones of Dorasan Station (205km to Pyeongyang, 56km to Seoul) imply the reality of the division between two Koreas and the hope of a future. Although the tracks are connected, the north regime doesnt allow trains to pass through, making $40 million station sit unused. However, it serves as a beacon of hope for the reunification of two Koreas. Currently, it’s the last stop, but someday it will take you to Europe through the Trans-Siberian Railway.
  8. 인삼 자수정5.png The colour of Amethyst is as unique as it is seductive, though in fact this gemstone of all gemstones is said to protect its wearer against seduction. Korean Amethyst is extravagance in violet since it has been formed from granite stone base since 5000 years. Moses described it as a symbol of the Spirit of God in the official robes of the High Priest of the Jews, and the Russian Empress Catherine the Great sent thousands of miners into the Urals to look for it. It was said to protect crops against tempests and locusts, bring good fortune in war and in the hunt, drive out evil spirits and inspire the intellect.  Ginseng is renowned for its effectiveness as a great healer for living ever so young.Especially if you eat ginseng when you lose your energy, it really helps to regain energy.Korea is acknowledged by the world because of the quality of ginseng as if it is the birthplace of ginseng.You can experience various kinds of ginseng products like gingersnap, extract, ginseng preserved in honey, and other great quality of products made in Korea.
  9. 이태원5.PNG This is where all of you will be dropped off, and you are invited to go back to your place on your own either by subway or taxi. There is subway line 6, and the station is Station. Itaewon is a very international place with so many foreigners coming in and out because the largest U.S. army base in Korea is in the neighborhood. The main street is lined up with so many foreign restaurants and road shops which make this place famous for shopping and eating. 

Why Cosmojin

Welcome to CosmoJin. Thanks for your interest and support for our service.

Cosmojin travel has run Seoul daily city tour for more than 17 years. We developed the most attractive tour packages for travelers and will continue to create new programs to meet international traveler’s need.

However, we did not just run city tours only. We are also well prepared for DMZ/JSA tours.
Well prepared tour is safe & fun. As you will be entering the DMZ, live military action zone, you need to be with professionals like us.

Come along! With professional Korea Tour Agency, CosmoJin.


Tour Included

▶ Professional English Guide
▶ Transportation
▶ Entrance Fee
▶ Pick-up Service

Tour Excluded

▶ Lunch (Option, Bibimbap)
▶ Sending Service

Pick-up Service

▶ Hotel (In Seoul Only)
▶ Seoul City Hall (@ 8:10 am)

Sending Service

▶ Itaewon

Payment / Cancelation

▶ 1 Day before the tour date : NO cancellation fee
▶ After 18:00 : 100% of cancellation fee
▶ No show on tour date : 100% of cancellation fee


Note

▶ Every Monday, National Holidays (Except Korean's New years & Thanksgiving day) is closed
But if the National Holidays is on weekend(Saturday, Sunday), DMZ might be operate.

▶ For foreigners, Requires Passport

▶ For Natives, Requires Identification

▶ DMZ will be replaced by another itinerary non-refundable when it is closed in case of some special situation.(Heavy rain or snow, military training)

*Plan B: Please refer to URL : https://www.cosmojin.com/cosmojin3/DMZ_n2_dmzarea.jpg


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  • 2018-06-26

Christine

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Value for money!! The tour was awesome! I had a very low expectation because it was only a half-day tour, and there were so many areas they were covering. But the tour actually went so smooth, our tour guide had a very good English as well as right mind-set. Highly recommended for those who feel like experience the hype of only divided nations in the world, South & North Korea.
  • 2018-06-11

Anne Zivor

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  • 2017-09-07

kimyoungji

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very good!