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Nowhere is the tension between North and South Korea more palpable than in the no-man’s-land known as the Korean Demilitarized Zone, or DMZ. As a divided nation, only 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) separate the North from the South in what is the most heavily armed border on earth. The 150-mile (241-kilometer) zone has served as a buffer since the 1953 cease-fire agreement between the United Nations and North Korea that put the Korean War on hold. Even with its past, the area is quite safe for tourists and is one of the most fascinating day trip options often taken from Seoul.

The DMZ can only be visited as part of an organized, guided tour, during which travelers get the chance to see the Joint Security Area, also known as Panmunjom, where the North and South met for peace talks during the war. Here travelers can see both North Korean and South Korean soldiers each guarding their respective sides of the DMZ.

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Because the only way to visit the DMZ is via an organized tour, it is a good idea to book well in advance. The site is about an hour and a half away from Seoul, and despite being the world’s most heavily armed border, it is a safe area for tourists.

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Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and JSA Panmunjom Tour from Seoul, Seoul, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and JSA Panmunjom Tour from Seoul

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2234 Reviews

While in Seoul, travel to the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and Panmunjom – officially known as the Joint Security Area (JSA) – and experience ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $134.90
DMZ Past and Present: Korean Demilitarized Zone Tour from Seoul, Seoul, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

DMZ Past and Present: Korean Demilitarized Zone Tour from Seoul

4 star rating: Recommended 2365 Reviews

On this tour of the Korean Demilitarized Zone from Seoul, feel the reality of Korea’s turbulent history as you explore the line that divides North Korea and ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: Varies

From USD $45.88
Half-Day Korean DMZ Tour from Seoul, Seoul, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Half-Day Korean DMZ Tour from Seoul

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 74 Reviews

This half-day tour will take you to the Korean DMZ that is located about an hour away from Seoul. You will see the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, the ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.50
Private DMZ Tour: North Korean Spy Commando Invasion Route, Seoul, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private DMZ Tour: North Korean Spy Commando Invasion Route

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 104 Reviews

For a different kind of sightseeing tour in Korea, take this full-day privately guided excursion from Seoul to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), a border that ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.00
Ultimate DMZ and JSA: Private Tour including North Korea Spy Commando Invasion Route, Seoul, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Ultimate DMZ and JSA: Private Tour including North Korea Spy Commando Invasion Route

4.5 star rating: Recommended 130 Reviews

Let an informative guide escort you on a private tour of the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), following the North Korean spy commandos’ invasion route and ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $176.47
Full Day Korean DMZ Tour including the War Memorial of Korea, Seoul, Historical & Heritage Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Full Day Korean DMZ Tour including the War Memorial of Korea

4 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

This tour will take you from Seoul to the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) that is a very unique, educational and contemporary historical place. When you arrive at ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.00
Korean Demilitarized Zone and Dragon Hill Spa Tour, Seoul, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Korean Demilitarized Zone and Dragon Hill Spa Tour

This tour will help you understand the history of the division of Korea and the tragedy of war. You will also come to realize what kind of suffering Korea went ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $160.00
Full-Day Tour of DMZ Including a Pistol Shooting Experience, Seoul, Historical & Heritage Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Full-Day Tour of DMZ Including a Pistol Shooting Experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Explore a Cold War-era infiltration tunnel, look out at North Korea from the Dora Observatory, and see the Military Demarcation Line up close at the historic ...  Read more

Location: Paju-si, South Korea
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $109.00
Half-Day DMZ Tour including Dora Observatory, Seoul, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Half-Day DMZ Tour including Dora Observatory

3 star rating: Worth doing 6 Reviews

The DMZ area is the closest district to the North Korea. This 6-hour tour (including transfers) is primarily held in the 3rd tunnel, which you will ...  Read more

Location: Paju-si, South Korea
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.00
DMZ and Historical Sites Tour from Hue, Hue, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

DMZ and Historical Sites Tour from Hue

1 star rating: I do not recommend this 8 Reviews

Vietnam's Demilitarized Zone, or DMZ, is the area around the former border between North and South Vietnam. Historically it was a narrow band of terrain ...  Read more

Location: tp. Huế, Vietnam
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.00

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