The North Korean DMZ: What Is It Like To Visit One of the World’s Most Dangerous Borders?

The North Korean DMZ: What Is It Like To Visit One of the World’s Most Dangerous Borders?

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  1. Krizzia Navarroza

    WOW I love reading posts about DMZ and I am so happy I found this. So much history and culture here!

    1. Travelling Tam

      I know right – it’s really hard to believe that they would skew something in this way!

  2. Catsandcoffee

    Amazing history and photos! Sounds like an emotionally intense visit

  3. Janna Conner

    very interesting trip, that I’m sure you will remember forever! Love the comfort women statue – we studied them in depth in my women’s history class in college. nice to get some public recognition for them

    1. Travelling Tam

      Absolutely. And the significance of having such a monument in such a busy tourist area can’t be overlooked! It’s something I wasn’t even aware of but have since researched! Thanks for your comment x

  4. Tania M.

    Such as interesting article to read. The fake town is hilarious, as is the flagpole competition too. I didn’t know taxes in NK were 80%, wow!

    1. Travelling Tam

      I know! I learnt so many amusing facts that will be great for a pub quiz one day haha..

  5. This is fascinating! What an incredible experience and you had to sign a waiver?! Your photos are beautiful, thanks for sharing all this helpful info!

    1. Travelling Tam

      I didn’t but if you’re with a tour group who goes to teh JSA (Joint Security Area) then you have to! And thank you!

  6. Albi Mrázová

    It seems so interesting and kind of scary at the same time. I would love ot visit, it is truly unique thing to do and your post describes it very well

    1. Travelling Tam

      Yes, very haunting but so educational! Thank you for your kind comment 🙂

  7. Mayi Mac

    After reading this post, I now regret not joining a tour to get there. My friend wanted to go but I didn’t think it was worth it. It’s actually very interesting…sigh…

    1. Travelling Tam

      Oh what a shame 🙁 It was probably my highlight of South Korea but also very sad at the same time. I guess it can always be done another time – you may never know if you’ll end up back!

  8. mirandaauth

    I’ve always been so interested in visiting the north and south border! This was such an interesting article!

  9. Arrivals Hall

    Utterly fascinating post on an area which is full of military and political tension.

  10. The Middle Age Wanderer

    Thank you so much for this post. This is one of those places you really don’t think you should visit but this has definitely changed my mind. Will be adding to our must visit places when heading to South Korea.

    1. Travelling Tam

      Even if you dont want to visit North Korea itself, coming to the DMZ is such an amazing insight as it is. I’m glad it will now be on your radar! Thanks for your comment!

  11. Merrie Rodriguez

    Would love to be able to visit the DMZ one day. The history there is so heartbreaking.

  12. This is fascinating! I’ve never wanted to do the government tours of North Korea, but this sounds really interesting! I love that you can see pockets of it. Love all the trivia in this post too, thanks for sharing!

    1. Travelling Tam

      Yes same here. I’m not sure I want to support tourism in a country that has deeper humanitarian issues. But the border gives you enough of an insight. Thanks for your comment!

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