Korea DMZ(The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel Tour) & JSA(Panmunjeom)
3rd Infiltration Tunnel Tour) & JSA(Panmunjeom)
Minimum Pax: 1
Time Required: 08:00~17:00
Course: Hotel - Imjingak Park - Freedom Bridge
- The 3rd infiltration Tunnel - DMZ Theater / Exhibition
Hall - Dora observatory - Dorasan Station - Unification
Village (Pass by) - Lunch - ID Check point - Camp Bonifas
(Slide show and Briefing) - JSA Tour (Freedom House,
Conference room, Bridge of No Return) - Drop off at
must carry your passport on tour day.
When you arrive at Conference room, do not touch any
equipment such as microphones or flags belonging to
the communist side.
- Do not speak with, make any gesture toward or in any
way, approach or respond to personnel from the other
- Sometimes military or other official considerations
prevent entry into the joint security area.
- Casual clothes such as ripped jeans, sleeveless shirts,
mini skirt, short pants, military cloth, and sandal(slippers)
are not permitted in the tour area.
- Shaggy or unkempt hair is not allowed either.
cameras with over 90mm zooming lens are not allowed.
- Children under 11 years are not allowed.
- Tour time is flexible according to local circumstances.
- While on tour if any program cancelled according to
unexpected local situation, no refund will be provided.
Bridge is located at 2 kilometers north of Munsan,
and it is the only path that connects between
the south and north around Imjin river. It was
originally the Kyung-eu railway bridge, and reconstructed
to the road bridge later.
Observatory, tourists can view the North Korean
propaganda village in the DMZ and as far north
as the city of Gaeseong.
of anticipation, waiting for the day when the
two countries will be united once again. Dorasan
station, the northernmost station in South Korea,
has planned to connect the Gyongueisun(Line) and
it will be linked to the European continent via
the Siberian Railway.
resembles a square measuring about 800 meters
in diameter. After the Armistice Agreement was
signed, the JSA became a neutral location where
the guards from both sides were allowed to move
about freely. It was the only place in the DMZ
where the MDL was originally not cleared marked.
That changed after North Korean guards murdered
two UNC officers with axes on 18 August 1976.
After the Ax Murder incident, the MDL was marked
within the JSA, and that marking system continues
until today. Today, the only place where border
crossings are allowed is inside the conference
buildings of the Military Armistice Commission(MAC).
The MDL in the JSA is marked with one hundred
and twenty-six 1 meter-high white stakes, along
the boundary line a 10-meter interval. In the
rest of the DMZ, the boundary is marked with
MDL Markers. Each side owns six guard posts
in the JSA and on more than thirty-five armed
guards can be present on each side. The JSA
is a venue for exchanges and negotiations between
the North and South. All kinds of political
and economic issue, cultural conferences and
Red Cross meetings are held in the JSA.
is located inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ),
and it is the most forward location in the DMZ
that can be visited by civilians.
The administrative address is Kyunggi-do Paju-si
Jinseo-myun Neolum-li (for the South Korean
portion), and Kaesung-jikhalsi Panmun-joon Panmunjeom-ri
(for the North Korean side).
Although Panmunjeom is the common name of the
area, the official name of the negotiating site
is the Joint Security Area (JSA).
Panmumjeom is located in the western portion
of the 155-mile long DMZ on the Military Demarcation
Line (MDL) and it demonstrates the great sorrow
of the divided country.
Panmumjeom is located 62 kilometers northwest
of Seoul, the capital of South Korea, and 215
kilometers south of Pyongyang, the capital of
North Korea, 10 kilometers from Kaesong.
Gak is the main building managed by the North
Koreans in the JSA. It is located about 80meters
north of the Freedom House. It was constructed
in September 1969 and is used as an office
and command post for the North Korean guard
force and as a stand by room for MAC meeting
attendees. It is also used as a place for
propaganda and instigation activities directed
against the South. Every August 15th, a mass
propaganda rally is held in front of this
building under the name of the "8.15 Pan-National
The "Bridge of No Return"
The "Bridge of No Return" is located at the
west end of the JSA and is bisected by the MDL.
In front of the "Bridge of No Return" is also
where the tragic Ax Murder Incident occurred
in 1976. Before the incident, the "Bridge of
No Return" was the only pathway connecting North
and South. Currently the bridge is blocked off
with a wall on the North Korean end. Today,
that route goes via the "72 Hours Bridge". The
Brige is called the "72 Hours Bridge" because
North Koreans built it in three days. The "Bridge
of No Return" got its name from the prisoner
repatriation operation after the Armistice Agreement
was signed . The prisoners were exchanged across
this bridge and given a choice to either cross
the bridge to return to their original country
or to remain on the side of their captors. However,
once they crossed the bridge, they were not
allowed to cross back to the other side and
hence the name the "Bridge of No Return". The
numbers of the prisoners exchanged from 5 August
to 6 September 1953 were 13,444 UNC and 82,493
Communist troops. The guard posts on each side
of the bridge were the setting for the popular
korean movie "JSA".