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JSA Tour

Go to the Joint Security Area (JSA) of Korea's demilitarized zone. See and learn the significance of the Bridge of No Return, the Military Armistice Commission Conference Room and Freedom House.

08:00-15:00
10:00-17:00
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Tour issue

▶ Due to the military issue or weather, It can be cancelled without notice on tour day.
▶ Since it is the military zone, You have to follow the rules.
▶ Must have PASSPORT
▶ For your reservation, please book your tour at least 72 hours in advance.

Information

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You will never experience the tour in the ongoing military area, JSA tour will be the unforgettable tour. South and North Korea military troops are standing face to face under an armistice agreement. Visit the thrilling JSA tour!

JSA is the only place where the South and North can meet each other unarmed without a barrier or barbed-wire fence, in the area around the "truce line". As well as it is a special area beyond the administrative jurisdiction of South and North Koreas States Parties. Within JSA, Panmoonjeon is located where the South and North Koreas’ Summit and the Military Armistice Commission took place.


You can see that South and North Korean military stand right ahead each other. Cold mood by soldiers who are working in tight security will make you feel the tight tension. The northernmost JSA of South Korea is different from any other tour places. Even it is in Korea, foreigners need to turn in their passport details once more to reserve this tour in advance, and only when a group has more than 30 people, Korean can visit this place after a background investigation.


1. Security specialist guides: We provide professional guides, who has the knowledge and wisdom of
    situations during the war and its history and they are up to date on current news of today between
    South and North Korea.

2. Including the most visited places: provide at least Seven different venue visits within the JSA
    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: pick-up service and DMZ shuttle car service, (4 passengers), Travellers
    insurance guaranteed by CosmoJin.

4. Authorized service: Providing comfortable transportation service with licensed vehicles that can
    enter the military area


What you can expect

▶ Professional Guide
▶ Historical behind stories of JSA


Highlights

▶ History of Korea War
▶ UN Guard Post 3
▶ High tension between North & South Korea


Itinerary

Hotel(Seoul) → ID Check → Slideshow and briefing at Camp Bonifas → Joint Security Area → Freedom House → Military Armistice Commission Conference Room → UN Guard Post 3 → Bridge of No Return → Imjingak Park → Lunch → Amethyst or Ginseng Center → Lotte Hotel or Itaewon
  1. 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. 
  2. info_photo_1237_2.jpg Republic of Korea and United States Forces Korea soldiers conduct the United Nations Command DMZ Orientation Program tours of the JSA and surrounding areas. Camp Bonifas is the command post of the United Nions Forces inside of Panmoonjeom.At this location, solders who are in charge, boards the bus and examines your attire and identification once more.At the JSA national security center inside of the Camp Bonifas, they give a briefing about the Panmoonjeom visitation.There is a golf course called Par 3 One Hall Gold Course made of artificial turf inside of the Camp Bonifas. It is called ‘the most dangerous golf course’ because surrounded around the three sides of the club are minefields.  
  3. 판문점1.5.jpg Buffering hostilities from the north and south, the heavily guarded premises of Panmunjeom are located in the middle of the demilitarized zone (DMZ) and remain reserved strictly for political engagements. Providing the only road connecting the two countries, it is here where the historical signing of the Armistice Agreement took place between Communist forces and the United Nations Command (UNC) in 1953 after a succession of peace talks that lasted more than two years.
  4. info_photo_552_2.JPG The current building was constructed on July 9, 1998. It was built by the founder of Hyundai to host reunions of families separated during the Korean War. However, since North Korea has worried about sending their people through the division line of JSA, the house has been used only for Red Cross staffs and the liaison officers of South Korea.
  5. 군사정전회의실1.jpg  The armistice agreement of 1953 provided the establishment of the Military Armistice Commission (MAC), an agency to supervise implementation of the truce terms. A conference row was built to hold meetings of MAC representatives from the United Nations Command (UNC) and the North Korean Peoples Army (KPA).  The conference row consists of seven buildings set squarely on the Military Demarcation Line (MDL). The line is marked on the ground between the buildings on conference row by several 17”×5” concrete slabs.  The three blue buildings are managed by UNC, and four gray buildings, by KPA. The central blue building is the MAC Conference Room, where talks take place between both sides. The MAC room has a line, which bisects the center of a conference table in the middle of the room  First, you will stand right in front of the conference row to take photos of North Korean soldiers, who are posted in front of their visitor center. Then, you will be escorted into the MAC Conference Room, where you can cross the division line even though you are prohibited from opening the door toward north direction.
  6. 제3초소2.jpg  GP 3 is the nearest spot you can watch and picture the scenery of North Korea,  surrounding you at three sides  The guard post is located on a small mound, standing out into the north territories. It commands a fine view of many important facilities of North Korea. Straight ahead of you about one Kilometer away, you will glance the scary “Peace Museum” of North Korea, where they are displaying the two axes used to murder two American officers.  If you look at your right hand side, there is a guard post of KPA where they are checking and filming your every movement. You can return their favor by picturing them back, but you are not supposed to point them with your fingers or to make any gesture which can be interpreted as a signal of another war.  If you turn your head to the left, you can find UN Guard Post Four, which is only twenty meters ahead of the focal point of Axe Murder Incident. If you look far away along the direction, there are the propaganda village, Gaesung Industrial Complex, and a radio signal jamming tower.
  7. 돌아오지-않는다리4.jpg The Bridge of No Return is a small bridge where POWs were exchanged after the war. There were two operations for it: Operation Little Switch as a test case for prisoner repatriation and Operation Big Switch for a general exchange of prisoners.  All the POWs were carried to the both ends of the bridge and they were given a choice. Once they chose to cross over the road, they could not make a turning back, hence the name “Bridge of No Return”. About thirteen thousand UNC prisoners returned to their countries, and about eighty nine thousand KPA and Chinese prisoners returned to their communist nations.
  8. 임진각3.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
  9. 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.

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 Guide
▶ Transportation
▶ Lunch
▶ Entrance Fee
▶ Free pick-up service

Tour Excluded

▶ Sending Service

Pick-up Service

▶ Hotel (In Seoul Only)
▶ Seoul City Hall (@ 8:10 or 07:20 am)
▶ Seoul City Hall (@ 10:00 am)

Sending Service

▶Itaewon Drop off

Payment / Cancelation

Due to the limited slot

▶ After the reservation : 100% of cancellation fee

▶ No show on tour date : 100% of cancellation fee


Note

▶ Every Sunday & Monday, National Holidays (Except Korean's New years & Thanksgiving day) is closed

▶ For foreigners, Requires Passport


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  • 2017-08-31

knuckballer

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It is our first visit in Korea and your dmz tour was a very special experience and I think your service was impressive. Thank you.
  • 2017-08-30

conduct

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ok.. very nice.