The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) tour is one of
the most interesting tours in Korea.
De Militarized Zone: Most interesting tourist spot for all types of travellers and even for
the locals in South Korea.
Various organizations offer tours around DMZ area, But our DMZ Tours will offer you the best experience.
- Clean air-conditioned limousine vehicle
- No shopping tour
- Pick up service from your location
- 24 Hours reservation available
- Professional licensed guide ( English, Chinese, and Japanese )
Tour Guides Comments
My name is Amy Yang, a tour guide for DMZ Tour. DMZ tour is the most popular tour because it
is the only chance for you to go very close to the border between two Koreas. Don’t you want
to go inside the infiltration tunnel made by North Korea? Also, you can see North Korean
territory through binoculars at the observatory. For those of you who have no idea about
what DMZ is and why Korea is divided into North and South, I’ll fill up your brain with lots
of information about Korea during the tour program. In addition, I’ll explain about not only
Korean history but also some recent issues that are going on in two Koreas. If you make a
reservation with our company, DMZ TOURS, I promise that I will make your trip unforgettable
with well-organized tour! I can’t wait to take you to DMZ tour and see you enjoying new
experience there. Thank you!
As everyone know the Korea is only divided country in the world, and while we are looking for
the reunification, this would be the last chance you to visit the DMZ area.
Panmunjom-Joint Security Area (JSA)
On April 27, 2018, an inter-Korean summit meeting was held at ‘the Peace House’ of Panmunjom.
It was a meeting which took place 11 years after the inter-Korean summit in 2007. All the
earlier inter-Korean summits used to hold in Pyongyang, but the 2018 summit was held for
the first time in the southern part of Panmunjom's House of Peace.
The JSA is located 48km northwest of Seoul, South Korea and 10km east of Gaesong, North
Korea. After concluding a Truce Agreement in 1953, it was decided to be a Joint Security
Area between UN and North Korea. It is a small space where the distance between the front,
rear and right and left guards is only 800 meters.
In 1950, there were only a few straw houses in the village before 25th of June. The truce
talks between 1951 and 1953 were held, and it was known all over the world. The truce talks,
which began with a tent for the first time, were held for a year and nine months. After the
truce talks were over, a wooden building was built in the vicinity to sign the truce
agreement. Then, it moved in present place. After The Truce Agreement was signed here in
July 1953, it became a "Joint Security Area" between the United Nations and North Korea.
From August to September of the same year, prisoners were exchanged for one month.
Panmunjeom was mainly used as a place to manage the truce. The North-South Red Cross
Preliminary Talks, held on 20th of September,1971, has been used not only as a venue for The
Military Armistice Commission, but also as a place for contact and talks between North and
South Korea and as a transit point between the two Koreas. Within the Joint Security Area,
there are the main conference hall of the Military Armistice Commission and the conference
room of the Neutral Nations Commission of Supervision. The Military Demarcation Line
indicates Mike line that is passing through the middle of a conference table set up in the
conference room of The Military Armistice Commission. The U.N. and North Korean flags on the
table are also symbols of Military Demarcation Line.
In addition, there is a bridge called ‘Unreturned Bridge’ that symbolizes the division of
people in the west of Panmunjom. This is the name of prisoners of war exchanged through the
bridge since the 1953 Truce Agreement. However, the bridge was closed due to "The Axe Murder
Incident". In August 1976, two U.S. military officers were killed with axe by North Korea
soldiers in the Panmunjeom Joint Security Area. In this incident, a Military Demarcation
Line was set up within the JSA.
Now The Joint Security Area is safer and more peaceful than you think.
Our tour guides of ‘DMZ TOURS’ will explain in easy and detailed the history and process
from June 5, 1950 when the Korean War started to April 2018 when the inter-Korean summit was held.