- Rare glimpse of North Korea from the Dora Observatory
- Discover the fascinating history behind the 38th Parallel
Visit the Korean Demilitarised Zone, the thin strip of land that has divided the Korean peninsula since the 1950s, on this enthralling Seoul gift experience. You’ll visit Imjingak Park, built to console relatives of those unable to cross back to their home countries, to see the Freedom Bridge over which some 13,000 prisoners returned to the south after the Korean War. Next you’ll travel to the famous 3rd infiltration tunnel and actually walk along the trail. Learn how this amazing feat of construction, excavated in 1978, would have allowed thousands of North Korean troops and weaponry to arrive just a few miles from Seoul in a short space of time, had it not been discovered.
At the Dora Observatory, you’ll be able to see a rare glimpse of North Korea through binoculars, as well as the Kaesong Industrial Complex, where until recently South Korean companies could employ North Korean workers. Finally, you’ll be shown Dorasan Station, a hugely symbolic location as, if the North and South are ever reunited, this will be the final train station before entering the North. Intriguing, exciting and above all heartbreaking, this Seoul guided tour is a must to understand the ongoing ‘cold’ conflict between North and South Korea.