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How do you describe a place that dreams of peace? There is a large monument showing the 2 halves of Korea being pushed together by the common people all of whom dream and sing songs of hope for reunification. There is also memories of the...More
One of the essentials in any visit to DPRK
Unfortunately it seems we are not allowed into the small huts split by the border itself - but even standing above and looking over the border with the DPRK soldiers manning the border itself and being...More
Visited as a US citizen for a two day trip to Paju and Camp Bonifas at the DMZ.
A couple of simple COMMON SENSE tips
1) It's not a vacation spot. Know the rules and regulations before you go.
2) Listen to EVERY guard at...More
This was a really interesting part of our North Korea tour. I’ve not been to the South side but people that have tell me that they’re a tad on edge waiting for the North Koreans to do something crazy over there. The DPRK soldiers were...More
Everyone had to book a tour with a guide, you are in a bus with several stops. The last stop is the section where you can see a North-Korean village. Many soldiers around. You could enter the tunnel, the North-Koreans had built secretly to attack...More
For any site outside the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, this is actually the most interesting one in the whole Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). You can only come here with a tour group, or with an assigned local tour guide. If traveling from Pyongyang...More
We booked this tour at very short notice and received the confirmation within a few minutes which was great. Pickup was right on time from our hotel. We were taken with a minibus to the regular coach. The tour was fully booked but the ride...More
We visited the DMZ as part of a tour group. We were collected from our hotel and driven to meet the main coach.
We then started our visit to Mjingak which was a brief stop for some photos and to purchase souveneirs. We also got...More
Having visited the DMZ from the South of Korea it was interesting to approach it from the North. To my surprise, it was much more relaxed than from the puppet regime of the South.
The soldiers were relaxed and we had more photo opportunities. A...More