Categories: Attractions

Neighborhood: Hongdae/Shinchon/Edae

404 Gongdeok-dong


South Korea

Local Language Address: 서울시 마포구 공덕동 404


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Three miles out of Seoul is where one would find the DMZ or the demilitarized zone which serves as a border between North and South Korea. Having been a very dangerous place where hundreds of lives have been shed, the DMZ is truly historical. Many tunnels were dug from the North going to the South side during the war. The last hostile action seen here was back in 1997 where fourteen North Koreans tried to cross the border which of course led to lots of guns going off on both sides. The serenity of the view and the chirping of the birds make it difficult to imagine the horrid occurrences of the past here at the DMZ. The sight of North Korean soldiers wearing dark glasses make one think about when the next attack might be but the chances of that happening are quite slim. Souvenir shops sell bits and bobs from the past like pieces of rusted barbed wire that used to be part of the fences that ran across the border. The North Korea flagpole and soldier town called Kijong-dong is visible from the observation deck. Being at the DMZ is like visiting a live cold war museum.

TYPE: Historic Landmarks, National Monuments/Memorials

Price Range: Not Sure

Attire: Casual

Takes Reservations: No

Parking: Street

Takeout: No

Delivers: No

Accept Credit Cards: Not Sure

Good For Groups: Yes

Good For Kids: Yes

Waiter Service: No

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