Photo tour of the DMZ

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As tensions remain heightened on the Korean peninsula, the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea is ironically one of the most heavily militarized borders in the world. This photo tour offers a glimpse into the DMZ and one of the most reclusive countries in the world.

As tensions remain heightened on the Korean peninsula, the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea is ironically one of the most heavily militarized borders in the world. From the South Korean side of this buffer zone, tourists can learn the history behind the Korean conflict, visit negotiation rooms and even stand, technically, in North Korea.

The USO leads tours into the DMZ, where visitors are lead through the Joint Security Area. Here, you can stand around the very table where the North and South sides have negotiated since the 1950s. The DMZ tour also includes a stop at the Third Tunnel of Aggression, an underground tunnel dug by North Koreans in preparation to attack Seoul, and the Bridge of No Return, where Korean prisoners of war made their ultimate choice of which side to stay on after the Korean War.

This photo tour offers a glimpse into the DMZ and one of the most reclusive countries in the world.

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DMZ sign (Image: Justin Ornellas)
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South Korean soldiers stand guard in front of a North Korean building at the DMZ (Image: Army Vet)
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South Korean soldiers stand guard at the DMZ (Image: expertinfantry)
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North Korean soldiers keep an eye on South Korean soldiers and tourists at the DMZ (Image: expertinfantry)
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A South Korean soldier stands guard in front of negotiation tables at the Joint Security Area at the DMZ (Image: expertinfantry)
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A viewpoint into North Korea (Image: Justin Ornellas)
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A look at North Korea’s “Propaganda Village” (Image: Gaël Chardon)
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The “Bridge of No Return” between North and South Korea (Image: expertinfantry)

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Photo tour of the DMZ was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Marissa Willman
Author: Marissa Willman (786 posts)

Marissa Willman earned a bachelor's degree in journalism before downsizing her life into two suitcases for a teaching gig in South Korea. Seoul was her home base for two years of wanderlusting throughout six countries in Asia. In 2011, Marissa swapped teaching for travel writing and now calls Southern California home.