Imjingak & Odusan Unification Observatory Tour

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  • Time 08:00-14:00 Number of persons 2
    Itinerary
    President Hotel → Imjingak Park → Mangbaedan → Dokgae Bridge → Bunker Beat 131 → Odusan Unification Observatory → Amethyst or Ginseng Center → Myeongdong Sending
  • KRW 65,000
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Why Cosmojin

Welcome to Cosmojin. Thanks for your interest and support for our service.

Cosmojin travel has run Seoul daily city tour for more than 15 years. We developed the most attractive tour packages for visitors and will continue to create new programs to meet international traveler’s need.

We help you to plan your own Seoul city tour with well-prepared theme and organized time table. You will find the most convenient way to enjoy Seoul with Cosmojin.

We hire the best tour guides with good service experience especially for foreigners and they all get great feedbacks from the customers. They are all proud of what they do for visitors to make your every corner of visits memorable and meaningful.

Transportation is another important things define travel quality. We provides brand new and clean cars with reasonable price for various tour packages.

There is Korean saying "Even a chance meeting is due to the Karma in a previous life." We will serve you as our family and friend as we want you to remember the time with us as a great memory. There are so much fun in Seoul and we cannot wait to introduce all of them. It does not matter morning, afternoon or late night. You will be surprised what you can enjoy in every second. We look forward to meeting you soon. You will enjoy guided tour with interesting secret and meaningful information that you cannot find elsewhere. Aren’t you excited about the best guide, the best customer, the best place and the best tour course?

Tour Highlights

▶ Imjingak Park

- Mangbaedan
Mangbaedan was built to honor and remember the displaced of 1986. The displaced perform rituals to celebrate the start of a year and grieve their home every Chuseok.

- Doggae bridge
The bridge is restaoration of the original brigde, which was a historical symbol of the Korean War. It was made by utilizing the damaged bridge since the Korean War and recreated a footbridge for tourism purpose. It contains the hope of unification of two Korea and lets tourists enjoy the nature without restriction to enter.

- BEAT 131
BEAT 131 is an art space reconstructed with the bunkers used as military facilities. The place includes video of Gyeongui Line and steam locomotive and media arts visitors can firsthandedly enjoy.

Information

* Imjingak 
Imjingak, located 7 km from the Military Demarcation Line, is now at the forefront of tourism related to the Korean War. Imjingak was built in 1972 with the hope that someday unification would be possible. The three-storied Imjingak is surrounded by several monuments, Unification Park and North Korea Center.
Over 400 photos and documents showing the stark reality of North Korea are displayed in the North Korea Center of Unification Board. Outside Imjingak, there are 12 unique tanks and warcrafts on display that were used during the war.
Mangbaedan Alter, which stands opposite Imjingak, is famous as the place where Korean's separated from their families in the North visit to perform ancestral rites by bowing toward their hometowns every New Year's Day and Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving). The Bridge of Freedom, which South Koreans crossed when they came back to their mother country from North Korea after the signing of the Armistice Agreement, stands behind Mangbaedan Alter.
In front of Imjingak is the Gyeongui Train Line which was destroyed during the Korean War in 1950. It has been under reconstruction since 2000. Every year many events for unification are held at Imjingak. It is now one of the more famous DMZ tourist spots for foreigners because it is possible to visit without going through any security check points.
 
* Odusan Unfication Observatory
Located in Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju-si, Odusan Unification Observatory was established to console the feelings of dispersed families and provide an educational site for the unification education through B5F to 1F in 1992.
The observatory is situated in the northernmost ceasefire line of the western front where Hangang River, Seoul’s lifeline, and Imjingang River meet. It offers a wide view of Songaksan Mountain in Gaeseong to the north and 63 Building in Seoul to the south. Also, it is a valuable unification security tourist attraction related to Imjingak, the 3rd Tunnel, and Panmunjeom (Joint Security Area) stretching along Jayu-ro in the northeast.
Since its opening, almost 1,900,000 people have visited the observatory to feel the reality of the division, making this area the best national unification education site.

 

Tour Included

English Tour Guide, Transportation, Admission Fee

Pick-up & Sending Service

1. Meeting Info : President Hotel 1st floor In the Lobby at 08:10 A.M

Payment / Cancelation

1. Payment :
1) This tour required full payment in advanced.
2) If guest cancel after make a reservation it required to payment 30% of total amount (Deposit)
3) If guest cancel after 18:00 P.M The day before the tour date, It required 100% cancellation charge.
4) If guest make a payment Credit Card issued by Korea or need Tax Invoice, It required 10% of VAT

Note

1. Guest need to make a reservation until the day before the tour date.
2. On the tour date Please bring the passport.

LIABLITY INSURANCE (CLAIMS-MAKD BASIS). 
Cosmojin is registered in liability insurance corresponding KRW 300,000,000 for travel business license.

- The customers are not registered for accident insurance covering the medical expenses in case of accidents happening on the day of the event, so please check beforehand with the tour guide if customers are registered with travel insurance from homeland.

- Please refer to the special terms and conditions on the website for insurance coverage.

Course

  • President Hotel
    The President Hotel has two advantages that will make your stay in Seoul more enjoyable - comfort and convenience.
    The hotel is located in the heart of the downtown' City Hall area' Seoul's vibrant centre for business. Convenient transportation is available through the hotel's shuttle service and through the city's extensive public transportation system.
    These provide quick access to downtown offices and shops. Inchon International airport is 1 hour 50 minutes away by car and a shorter time by subway).
    Duksu Palace and the National Museum are accessible in a 10~20 minute walk- Address : 188-3' 1 Ga' Eulji-ro' Jung-gu' Seoul' Korea
    - Homepage : www.hotelpresident.co.kr
    - Tel : +82-2-753-3131
    - Fax: +82-2-752-7417
  • Imjingak Park

    Imjingak, located 7 km from the Military Demarcation Line, is now at the forefront of tourism related to the Korean War. It was built in 1972 with the hope that someday unification would be possible. Three-storied Imjingak is surrounded by several monuments, Unification Park and North Korea Center.

    400 kinds of photos and documents showing the stark reality of North Korea are displayed in the North Korea Center of Unification Board. Outside Imjingak, there are 12 kinds of tanks and crafts on display that were used during the war.

    Mangbaedan Alter, which stands opposite of Imjingak, is famous for the place where people from North Korea visit and perform ancestral rites by bowing toward their hometown every New Year's Day and Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving). The Bridge of the Freedom, South Koreans crossed when they came back to their mother country from North Korea, stands behind Mangbaedan Alter.

    In front of Imjingak is the Gyeongui Train Line which was destroyed during the Korean War in 1950. It has been under construction since 2000. Every year many events for unification are held at Imjingak. Imjingak is now one of the famous tourist spots for foreigners in Gyeonggi-do because it is possible to visit without going through any security check points

  • Mangbaedan

    Mangbaedan Alter, which stands opposite Imjingak, is famous as the place where Korean's separated from their families in the North visit to perform ancestral rites by bowing toward their hometowns every New Year's Day and Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving). The Bridge of Freedom, which South Koreans crossed when they came back to their mother country from North Korea after the signing of the Armistice Agreement, stands behind Mangbaedan Alter.

  • Dokgae Bridge

    The northbound line of the railroad bridge of Gyeongui Line over Imjingang River has been left broken for nearly 70 years. The bridge used to connect Uncheon-ri, Munsan-eup and Nosong-ri, Jangdan-myeon of Paju but was destroyed by bombing during the Korean War. The bridge had been named after a village in Nosang-ri. Gyeongui Line Railroad started from Seoul and arrived at the final destination of Sinuiju adjacent to China. The railroad line was disconnected after the Korean War; as a result, South Korea lost the way to the continent, and North Korea lost the way to the Pacific.

  • Bunker Beat 131

    A military underground bunker constructed during the Korean War has been changed into a unique exhibition space. You can feel the atmosphere of a military facility from the entrance. The shape of an anti-tank mine put on the stairs on the way down to the basement will make you feel frightened and nervous instantly. Walking down the stairway, you will see the situation room of the command during wartime. Military supplies used during the Korean War including firearm, canteen, helmet, and radio are on display. A helmet with many bullet holes will show you the bitterness of war.

  • Odusan Unification Observatory
    The Odusan Unification Observatory is located in Mt. Odu with superb scenic beauty where Han River meets Imjin River. This observatory is a stone building where has five floors above ground and one underground. It opened to the public 8 Sep. 1992. It is the DMZ with the shortest width among 155 mile of the ceasefire line and is 460m from North Korea.
  • Amethyst or Ginseng Center

    The colour of Amethyst is as unique as it is seductive, though in fact this gemstone of all gemstones is said to protect its wearer against seduction. Korean Amethyst is extravagance in violet since it has been formed from granite stone base since 5000 years. Moses described it as a symbol of the Spirit of God in the official robes of the High Priest of the Jews, and the Russian Empress Catherine the Great sent thousands of miners into the Urals to look for it. It was said to protect crops against tempests and locusts, bring good fortune in war and in the hunt, drive out evil spirits and inspire the intellect. 

    Ginseng is renowned for its effectiveness as a great healer for living ever so young.
    Especially if you eat ginseng when you lose your energy, it really helps to regain energy.
    Korea is acknowledged by the world because of the quality of ginseng as if it is the birthplace of ginseng.
    You can experience various kinds of ginseng products like gingersnap, extract, ginseng preserved in honey, and other great quality of products made in Korea.

  • Myeongdong Sending
    Myeong-dong Street is a one kilometer area from Myeong-dong Station to Euljiro and Lotte Department Store. Myeong-dong is the busiest region in Seoul and is the leader in Korean fashion trends. Not only will you find large shopping malls and famous brand name shops where you can find clothing and shoes, but fast food chains, cozy cafes and specialty restaurants fill the alleys.

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