Visting the DMZ

This week I decided to visit the DMZ. The DMZ is the demilitarized zone which separates North Korea from South Korea. This border that stretches the length of both countries was put in effect after the Korean war ended in the 1950s.

I arrived early in the morning in to visit one part of the DMZ. This tour involved visiting a village near the border, a museum, a tunnel leading into North Korea, and the last train station in South Korea (before North Korea). My favorite part of the tour was visiting the third tunnel and the last train station. The tunnel I visited was one of four which the North Koreans built to invade South Korea. South Korea discovered these tunnels and sectioned them off. There were no pictures allowed but it was an amazing experience nonetheless. The last train station called Dorasan Station is the last stop before North Korea. It’s amazing because people still carry on with their normal lives with North Korea being a few kilometers away!

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Overall it was a great tour. I will definitely stop by the other DMZ checkpoints when I return to Seoul next time.

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