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DMZ

Imjingak

Course 1
Imjingak & Bridge of Freedom

The DMZ (Demilitarized zone) of Korea was established in accordance with "the Armistice Agreement about military truce of Korea (1953)”. The DMZ, a neutral zone, has evolved to become the home of an untouched ecosystem. The DMZ is gaining great attention from all over the world as an international ecosystem conservation area and home to a variety of endangered species of plants and animals.
Imjingak
5 min walk
Imjingak Pyeonghwa-Nuri Park
5 min walk
Bridge of Freedom
5 min walk
Dora Observatory
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Imjingak
Imjingak, the One and Only Place for Inter-Korean Exchanges
Imjingak, located 7 km south of the Military Demarcation Line, is a security tourist spot where visitors can take a look inside the DMZ and North Korean territory. Imjingak was originally built as a temporary site for displaced people but is now used for inter-Korean events instead of Panmunjom, which requires complicated processes. The three-story building with an underground floor accommodates an observatory, Korean restaurants, cafés and souvenir shops that sell North Korean liquors and local products. Mangbaedan, standing opposite of Imjingak, is a memorial altar that was established for the displaced people and war-divided families. Many people perform ancestral rites in the direction of their hometowns in North Korea on New Years Day and Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving).

[Information]
- Hours vary from facility to facility. Observatory is open all year round.
- Tel: +82-31-953-4744
- Website: http://imjingak.co.kr (Korean)


Must do
Art Space BEAT 131
Art Space BEAT 131 is an underground bunker that was used during the Korean War. Visitors can see a variety of displayed objects, from artifacts of the war dead to empty cartridges, and walkie-talkies. They can also watch videos related to the Korean War and the division, and the villages of North Korea.
- Hours: 08:30~17:30 (Closed on Mondays.)
- Admission: KRW 1,000
- Tel: +82-31-953-4744
Must eat
Korean Restaurant Imjingak
Imjingak, located on the 2nd floor of Imjingak, is a "good restaurant" as designated by Paju-si. The best menu item is the dwaeji galbi jeongsik (set menu with spareribs), with a minimum order of 2 servings. It is served with around 10 side dishes including salad, doenjang jjigae (soybean paste stew), and assorted vegetables for wraps. Naengmyeon (cold buckwheat noodles), originating from North Korea, is also a popular dish.
- Best menu items
   Imjingak dwaeji galbi jeongsik (set menu with spareribs) KRW 15,000, Galbi tang (short rib soup) KRW 9,000,
   Mul Naengmyeon (cold buckwheat noodles)/ Bibim naengmyeon (spicy buckwheat noodles) KRW 8,000
- Hours: 10:00~21:00
- Tel: +82-31-954-6552
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