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The Third Tunnel1
The Third Tunnel2
  • Location

    Paju

  • Address

    210-358, Je3ttanggul-ro, Gunnae-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do

  • TEL

    +82-31-940-8526 (Tourism Promotion Center), +82-31-954-0303 (DMZ ticket booth)

The Third Tunnel Exploration Route: Meet the History of National Division
  • This route is recommended for people who would rather use the monorail than walk. As stated above, the third tunnel was discovered in 1978 and is 1,635 meters long, 2meters wide and two meters high, sufficient space to allow 30,000 soldiers to move through the passage every hour. Based on intelligence provided by a North Korean defector, soldier Kim Bu-seong, PVC pipes were inserted into the ground and the points where explosions had occurred were searched thoroughly.

    Walking tourists are required to wear yellow safety helmets, monorail tourists blue helmets. As the walking tour may be a little strenuous due to the incline, the monorail is recommended for fragile or elderly persons. However, there may be a queue, so please check the boarding time in advance.

  • Visitors are asked to wait on the benches before boarding, and to return all recording devices such as mobile phones as instructed by the guide.

    Please note that the monorail descends a steep slope for 300 meters, which is about the height of a 25-story building, right after departure so make sure that you are fit enough. Passengers can get off at the underground platform, take a round trip on foot, or return on the monorail.