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DMZ Tour

DMZ Tour

  • DMZ tour is for the international participants only.
  • Those who want to join in the DMZ tour should apply for it by July 18 through the online registration form for the forum. Please complete your online registration for the forum before July 18 if you want to join in the DMZ tour.
  • Should you have any inquires on the DMZ tour, please contact the secretariat at kbsradio@insession.co.kr.
Date August 20(Tue), 2019
Time 13:00-19:30
Itinerary Meet at the venue – Drive to Paju (About 1h 30min.) – DMZ Tour (The 3rd Tunnel - Dora Observatory - Dora Station) – Back to Seoul – Back to the venue
Notice - Participants joining the DMZ tour must keep the passport during the tour.
- Participants must follow the instructions of the tour guide while on the tour.
- Tour program is subject to change with prior notice due to special circumstances of the local situation.

DMZ

The Military Demarcation Line (MDL) is surrounded by the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) under the provisions of the Armistice (cease-fire) Agreement signed on July, 1953. The Military Demarcation Line runs 155miles and separates the South and the North. Southern and Northern boundaries of the DMZ are located 2km apart from the MDL.

The Demilitarized Zone, which consists of the area between Southern and Northern boundaries of the DMZ, was established to serve as a buffer zone to prevent any means of provocative action and collision between the South and the North.

3rd infiltration tunnel is only 44 kilometers or less than an hour's drive from Seoul, the third tunnel was discovered in October 1978. Almost identical in structure to Tunnel Ⅱ, the 1.635 kilometer-long tunnel, 1.95 meters high and 2.1 meters wide, penetrates 435 meters south of the Military Demarcation Line at a point only 4 kilometers south of the Truce Village of Panmunjom. It runs through bedrock at a depth of about 73 meters below ground. Capable of moving a full division per hour, plus their weapons, it is evidently designed for a surprise attack on Seoul.

The 3rd Tunnel

The 3rd tunnel was discovered on October 17, 1978. It is located 52km from Seoul. It was estimated to take approximately an hour for 10,000 soldiers to arrive Seoul through the tunnel. When this tunnel was first discovered, North Koreans insisted it was made by South Koreans in a plot to invade North Korea. However, this theory proved eventually to be false. Structure of 3rd Tunnel is 1,635 meter-long, 1.95 meters high and 2.1 meters wide, penetrates 435 meters South of Military Demarcation line at a point only 4 kilometers South of the Truce Village of Panmunjom.

Dora Observatory

Situated in Paju(Gyeonggi-do) and at the northernmost point of the Military Demarcation Line of the Western front, Dora observatory replaced the previous Songaksan Observation post which is located closely. From the observatory visitors can overlook North Korea and it’s various locations including Gaesung, Songaksan, Kim Il Sung Statue and Cooperation farm(Geumnamgol). The Observatory has 500 seats VIP rooms and parking space. It was opened to the public in January 1987.

Dorasan Station

Korea railway line. Located 56km away from Seoul and 205km away from Pyeongyang. The station was opened as tourist attraction on April 4 2002, right before the 2002 Korean-Japan World Cup. Dorasan station can be reached by getting on the Gyeongui Line from Seoul Station.

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