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  • Address: Kaesŏng, Seoul, South Korea
  • Admission: Varies

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Joint Security Area (Panmunjom)

Visit the 'truce village' known as the Joint Security Area (JSA), or Panmunjon, to get a glimpse of the still simmering tensions that remain here more than 50 years after a truce ended the hostilities of the Korean War. North Korea and South Korea technically remain at war to this day, and Panmunjom, located at the border deep within the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), is the only place in the country where visitors to South Korea can see the actual border, complete with North Korean soldiers stationed on the other side.

Within the town at the Military Armistice Commission (MAC) Conference Room, there is even a spot where visitors can cross the border, no visa required. The blue building is still used for face-to-face negotiation between the two sides and is bisected by the border, meaning travelers can technically cross into North Korean territory by walking to the other side of the room.

Practical Info

Panmunjom sits less than 40 miles from Seoul. However, visits can only be made via organized tour groups, which include strict rules of conduct, dress codes and restrictions on photography to avoid starting an incident with the North Korean soldiers.

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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 195 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
Ultimate DMZ and JSA: Private Tour including North Korea Spy Commando Invasion Route, Seoul, Day ... 
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 14 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
Joint Security Area (JSA) Tour: Get Close to the North Korean Border, Seoul, Historical & Heritage ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Joint Security Area (JSA) Tour: Get Close to the North Korean Border

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 12 Reviews

This day trip from Seoul takes you by comfortable coach to the Joint Security Area (JSA), located near the infamous border that divides the Korean peninsula ...  Read more

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

From USD $84.00
Full-Day Paju DMZ and JSA Tour from Seoul, Seoul, Bus & Minivan Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Full-Day Paju DMZ and JSA Tour from Seoul

Visit some of the most important sites related to the conflict between North and South Korea during this 9-hour guided day trip to the demilitarized zone (DMZ) ...  Read more

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

From USD $130.00
Full-Day Tour of the Korean Joint Security Area (JSA), Seoul, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Full-Day Tour of the Korean Joint Security Area (JSA)

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Learn more about the ongoing tensions between North and South Korea with a 7.5-hour tour to the Joint Security Area in the village of Panmunjom. Visit ...  Read more

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

From USD $85.00
Full-Day JSA Tour with Lunch from Seoul, Seoul, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Full-Day JSA Tour with Lunch from Seoul

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Explore the Joint Security Area (JSA) on this 8-hour tour from Seoul with lunch included. With a local guide, visit the War Memorial of Korea, Unification ...  Read more

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

From USD $85.00

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