DMZ & Imjingak Peace Gondola, Experience Inter-Korean War

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  • Time 08:00-17:00 Number of persons 2
    Itinerary
    President Hotel → Imjingak Park → The Unification Bridge → ID Check → DMZ theater and exhibition hall → The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel → Dora Observatory → Dorasan Station → Lunch(Bibimbap) → Dokgae Bridge → Bunker Beat 131 → Imjingak Gondola → Amethyst or Ginseng Center → Myeongdong Sending
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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

▶ DMZ tour (3rd Tunnel, Dorasan Station) & view of North Korea (Dora Observatory)
▶ Dokgae Bridge & Bunker Beat 131
▶ Imjingak Gondola (Camp Greaves)

What You Can Expect

▶ Professional English Tour Guide

Information

Time to learn more about the Korean War, the only divided country in the world!

 

Wanted No.1 DMZ Tour for Foreginers.

Now North Korea can be seen from the sky in the gondola which started its operation recently in DMZ

Known as the venue of the South-North Korea summit between the only divided countries in the world

From the Camp Graves that had been the base of 506th Regiment of the US 2nd Division (This division bacame famaous by Descendants of the Sun) for 50 years after the war to ammunition dumps and condet barracks, you will experience security tours of solidarity camps.

Don't miss this tour and make a reservation just right now!

Tour Included

English Tour Guide, Transportation & Driver, Lunch, Admission Fee, Parking fee

Pick-up & Sending Service

1. Pick up is President Hotel, 1st floor, in the lobby (Pick up service at your hotel is available with an additional charge of KRW 10,000 per person)
2. Tour ends in Myeongdong. (Drop-off service back to your hotel is available with an additional charge of KRW 10,000 per person)
3. Pick up at main hotels is available within Seoul Center (4 gates) with 10,000 KRW per person extra.
Depending on the location, extra fee may be added.

Payment / Cancelation

1. Cancel by 12:00 one day before the scheduled tour: 100% REFUND
2. Cancel after 12:00 one day before the tour date: cancellation fee of 100% of the tour cost.
3. Cancel at or after the tour begins or no-show: NO REFUND

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

  • The Unification Bridge

    The bridge is more like a symbolic bridge built back in 1998, wishing unification between two Koreas.

    It was built by Hyundai Business Group of South Korea. Underneath the bridge you can see a river which is called Imjingang, coming down from North Korea. The bridge also has a nickname which is the “Cow Bridge”. The founder of Hyundai whose name was Jung Juyoung crossed this bridge and went to North Korea back in 1998 with precisely 1,001 cows. Since then, we have been calling it the cow bridge. Of course all the cows he took with him were part of humanitarian donations for North Korean people.

  • ID Check

    If you look outside, you can see some soldiers wearing a green color camouflage uniform. They are South Korean soldiers or ROK soldiers currently serving their mandatory military service for 21 months. All men in South Korea have to serve the military mandatorily for 21 months, but it’s not required for women. I also served for 26 months a long time ago right after college, and it was longer than right now. Military service is getting shorter and shorter. However, the situation is a lot more terrible in North Korea. First of all, it’s mandatory for both genders, men and women. Men have to serve for 10 years while women serve for 7 years, but this is just for normal kinds of soldiers. For a special forces like Marine Corps and Airborne, they have to serve for 13 years. 

  • DMZ theater and exhibition hall

    It’s a unique museum within the civilian control line. The museum, on which the nation and provinces had spent 44.5 billion Korean won, officially opened on 08, 14, 2009. DMZ Showroom displays leaflets used during the 6.25 Korean Civil War, military letters, bayonets, empty cartridges, pottery found in DMZ, taxidermied birds and etc. DMZ Video Room features three-dimensional moving pictures. By watching them, you can easily understand how Korea got divided. 

     

  • The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel

    The highlight of the DMZ tour is to explore a tunnel dug by North Korea.

    Since 1974, South Army has discovered four tunnels crossing the MDL. The tunnels are believed to have been planned as a military invasion or infiltration route. Each tunnel is large enough to enable the passage of thirty thousand soldiers in one hour.

    The 3rd tunnel discovered in 1978 penetrates into South Korea by 435 meters beyond the ceasefire line. You are going to hear how the tunnel was discovered with more detailed information. After listening to the story, you will enter into the actual tunnel to find the ambition of North Korea to make another sudden invasion. In addition, you are going to watch a short documentary film at the DMZ theater, and look around relics and reproductions of Korean War at its small exhibition hall. 

  • Dora Observatory

    Dora Observatory, or OP Dora is the closest observation post to North Korea.

    From the observation platform, North Korean scenery is visible, and so are the outskirts of Gaeseong City, the 3rd largest city of North Korea. Especially, you can view the Gaeseong Industrial Complex operated by both Koreas. If you use the binocular, a statute of Kim Il-sung can be found near the Gaeseong City.

    You can also observe a fake North Korean border village. Within DMZ of North side, there’s a small village called “Propaganda Village.” On a clear day, you can view through binocular that it is actually a deserted town. Like a multi-million dollar Hollywood filming set, some lights flicker on and off at set times to create the illusion of people living there. 

  • Dorasan Station

    A sign in the station reads, “Not the last station from the South, But the first station toward the North.”

    For now, it is the northernmost station of South Korea which is only 700m, or a half mile away from the southern boundary of DMZ. The milestones of Dorasan Station (205km to Pyeongyang, 56km to Seoul) imply the reality of the division between two Koreas and the hope of a future. Although the tracks are connected, the north regime doesn't allow trains to pass through, making $40 million station sit unused.

    However, it serves as a beacon of hope for the reunification of two Koreas. Currently, it’s the last stop, but someday it will take you to Europe through the Trans-Siberian Railway.

  • Lunch(Bibimbap)

    Bibimbap (Korean pronunciation: [bibimbap], sometimes anglicized bi bim bap or bi bim bop) is a signature Korean dish. The word literally means "mixed rice". Bibimbap is served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with namul (sautéed and seasoned vegetables) and gochujang (chili pepper paste), soy sauce, or doenjang, a salty soybean paste. A raw or fried egg and sliced meat (usually beef) are common additions. The hot dish is stirred together thoroughly just before eating. In South Korea, Jeonju, Jinju, and Tongyeong are especially famous for their versions of bibimbap. In 2011, it was listed at number 40 on the World's 50 most delicious foods readers' poll compiled by CNN Travel

  • 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.

  • Imjingak Gondola

    Riding the Imjingak gondola, you can even see Camp Greaves, the filming location of the drama "Descendants of the Sun". This is the 506th Regiment where the main character of the American drama "Band of Brothers" and the main character of the World War II movie "Saving Private Ryan," were stationed in the country.

  • 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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