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Subject : DMZ Trip (Sunday 18 March 2012)
Trip Data : 2012-03-18
Price : 43,000won
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Destination : Demilitarized zone in Paju ,Gyeonggi-do
Departure Point : Hongik Univ. Subway stn(Line.2 Exit 1)/ Express bus terminal stn(Line 3,7,9 Exit 8)
Includes : Transportation(A chartered bus), Lunch, All entrance fees
Description

This Sunday We will be taking a special trip to the DMZ. Korea is the only divided country in the world now. This trip will help you to understand Korea...

You can buy North Korean money at Imjingak on this trip as well.

Please email at webmaster@adventurekorea.com with full name,phone number,nationality and ARC(or Passport) number after you have sent the trip payment.




Details of trips are listed below




ImjinGak




Imjingak is as far as civilians can go to the North by themselves without permission Imjingak was built to console those who had to leave their homes in the North.
It has Manngbaedan, an altar where those who cannot go back to their homes get together and pray for their ancestors on the New years day or Chusok Korean Thanksgiving day.
Peace Bell was put with starting New Millenium 2000 for wishing a peace and unification between two Koreas.
In addition, you can walk on the Freedom Bridge, the discontinued Kyongui Line, where the sign says, “The train wants to run". The Freedom Bridge also used to exchanging the prisoners after Korean War, so its been called "Freedom Bridge" The suspended Kyongui Line will be reconnected within 2001.




The 3rd tunnel




The 3rd tunnel was first discovered in 1978, was dug by North Korea to infiltrate into the south It is 2m in width, 2m in height, 1,635m in length, and 435m from MDL.
Visitors descend about 300 meters at a 14∼15 degree angle before reaching the North Korean infiltration tunnel, which is 73 meters below the surface. Its almost like 25∼30 stories building.
The floor of the tunnel (interception & infiltration tunnel) is covered with rubber mats and the wall with charcoal which was applied to give some possibility to the North Korean claim that the tunnel was part of
an abandoned mine.
This tunnel would allow about 10,000 armed or 30,000 unarmed soldiers to invade Seoul within one hour.




Dora observatory




This allows visitors to get a view both of the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone)
and of the Kesung city the second largest city of North Korea.
You can also see a "Propaganda village" Kijongdong designed to give visitors the impression the North Korea is a prosperous nation.
Visitors can see the Daesungdong, freedom village of South Korea.
The village has got some benefit from the government such as free of tax, exemption of Military service.
Also visible from the observatory is a head of train, which used to run between the North and South Korea.
The National Ministry of Defense built it in 1986.




Tongilchon (unification village)




There are two villages inside DMZ.
The first one is Daesongdong just near the Panmunjom and the other one is Tongilchon. You can notice the life of the people who live near the border.
The thieves cannot sneak into the village. Therefore each house doesnt have any gates and addresses.
The village is famous for rice, soybean, Jinseng especially the rice and Jinseng are popular among the people.
The villages been holding "Soybean festival", every November (since 1987). If you want to take part in it, come to Imjink with your passport or ID card issued by south korean government

What to bring : Actual Passport or Alien registeration card(You are not allowed to join without this),Camera , water and binoculars(If you have. If not , you can rent at Dorasn Observatory)
Schedule :

09:00am Depart sharply from the Express bus terminal stn(Line3,7,9 Exit 8)
(YOU MUST BE ON TIME because we have to be at Imjin Gak by 11:00 to register).


09:30am Pick up at Hongik Univ. stn(Line2, Exit 1)


10:20am Visit the Imjingak
You can buy North Korean money here!


11:15 Register for passing the Civilian Control Line.


11:30 Lunch at the Unification Village and take a look around(Included)-It will be best Korean meal


13:00 Tour the 3rd infiltration tunnel and watch a documentary of DMZ


14:30 Dora Observatory(We can get a full view of North korea at here)


15:10 Tour Dorasan Train Station(The last station to the north in South Korea.)

16:00 Leave for Seoul


17:20 Arrive back at Hongik Univ. stn


17:50 Arrive at Express bus terminal.


How to Pay for Trips


1.You can use ATM machines to wire payments directly from your bank account to Adventure Korea’s account, which is Woori Bank(우리은행) 668-065778-02-101 under the name of Park Seokjin(박 석 진).


2.Otherwise, you can visit any bank in Korea and have a teller wire the funds on your behalf. Be sure to have my phone number handy (010 4242 5536) if you encounter any problems.


3.If you wish to buy new club T-shirts, click below
http://www.adventurekorea.com/board/board.asp?id=notice&rowno=203


How to sign up for the trip


1. At the bottom of the trip details you will see a sign up button click on this. If you are not a member you will have to sign up by clicking on the sign up link. After this is done simply follow the directions as listed.
2. Please leave contact information i.e. phone number in case there is any cancellation to the trip or any other changes to the posted information.

3..After wiring payment please remember to send an email to the Webmaster in order to confirm the booking and let us know your full name,pick up site and phone number. This will assist in matching your details to the corresponding wire transfers quickly

Additional Information : *There is no dress code on this trip
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Cancellation Policy

The reason why we have these guidelines is because of the problems we've had in the past. Extra people would show up on the day of the trip and have to be turned away because there were no more seats available.
Organizing trips, hiring buses and the likes can be expensive, and if people don't turn up without paying it can add to the overall cost of the trip. So by depositing the money into the bank account we can guarantee seats and know who is definitely coming and reduce the overall cost of the trip for you.

If you have paid and would like a refund we have a three day policy. This policy is as follows:
3 days before the trip: Full refund (72 hours from departure time)
2 days before the trip: 50% refund(48 hours from the departure time)
1 day before the trip: 0% refund ( 24 hours or less from the departure time)
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