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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.
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