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This morning meet the group at the Lotte hotel and begin the 90 minute drive north to the DMZ. The first stop this morning is Mt. Odu Unification Observatory, opened in 1992, It’s one of the national tourist spot’s where foreigners like to visit and experience the stark reality of the divided Peninsula. From this Observation Platform, Songaksan Diamond Mountains in the city of Gyeseongi and 63 Building in Seoul are visible. The next visit is to the North Korean Exhibition room after which time enjoy a traditional Korean lunch.
After lunch the first visit of the afternoon is to Camp Bonifas, located with the Joint Security Area ( JSA ) and have a briefing on the complex before entering the conference room. Photography and security in the JSA are tightly controlled as are the numbers of tourists allowed in the complex. During this time you will also visit the Bridge of no Return, used for prisoner exchanges at the end of the Korean War
Panmunjeom is located in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), 50 km north from Seoul and 10 km east from the city of Gaeseong. Access to the area is strictly controlled. History fans understand the importance of this site, in as much as, the cease fire negotiated never included any peace treaty. This area is most notably known for the peace talks that were held here on October 25, 1951, and was designated as the Joint Security Area on July 27, 1953, when the armistice agreement was signed. The DMZ runs all the way across the Korean peninsula. The city of Panmunjeom is the name we remember because of its singular role in history.
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