A symbol of peace as well as division
It describes the country’s pain but also its hope for the future.
Panmunjom is an accurate depiction of modern Korean history that illustrates a divided nation.
Panmunjom is located about 50km along the Tongil Road in Seoul and is a heartbreaking historical site in South Korea, where the armistice agreement was signed on July 27, 1953. The JSA (Joint Security Area) is an 800m-diameter space surrounding Panmunjom and is the only United Nations and North Korean joint security area on the Korean Peninsula, outside of the administrative jurisdiction of North and South Korea. Both domestic and foreign tourists may visit if they make a reservation in advance
Important information to review before visiting Panmunjom!
– International cultural service club : 02-755-0073 / www.tourdmz.com
– Korean travel agency : 02-777-6647 / www.go2korea.co.kr
– Central express highway : 02-2266-3350 / www.jsatour.com
– Panmunjom travel center : 02-771-5593 / www.koreadmztour.com
– Cosmojin travel agency : 02-318-0345 / www.cosmojin.com
The DMZ Ecological Peace Park (Saengchang-ri) is a place where the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of National Defense (Army 3rd Division) and the Cheorwon-gun signed a joint agreement to spread the symbolic message of the DMZ in which war, peace, and ecology coexist. It has been developed as an exploratory course for visitors to experience a historic area that has not been open to the public for the past 60 years.
· Address: 481-1, Saengchang-gil, Gimhwa-eup, Cheorwon-gun, Gangwon-do, Republic of Korea
· Homepage : http://www.cwg.go.kr/site/dmz_tracking/main.do
· Closed on Tuesdays
The Pyeonghwa-Nuri Park is centered on a large grassy hill with a total area of 30,000 pyeong (1,070,000 ft2). It was established in 2005 as a result of the World Peace Festival. The park has a large outdoor performance hall called “Musical Hill” that can hold up to 25,000 people, a water cafe called “Cafe Annyeong” and a “Wind Hill” with 3,000 pinwheels. The complex is a cultural space that was created during a divided struggle of inter-Korean confrontation and the remnant of the Cold War era and it transformed into a symbol of reconciliation, mutual prosperity, peace, and unity. A variety of cultural arts programs and events are held here throughout the year.
· Questions&Information: Imjingak Tourist Information Center 031-953-4744
· Homepage : https://tour.paju.go.kr
· Open throughout the year
· Parking available
– A sight that incorporates Korea’s painful history, a place for visitors to learn more
– Ideal for those who want to see the ecological environment of the DMZ, preserved in its original form