■ Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)

The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) is a strip of land established at the time of the armistice agreement that ended the Korean War. It was created to prevent military conflict between South and North Korea by prohibiting the deployment of troops 2km on either side of the armistice line. The DMZ is of critical importance because any military contact between the two sides could quickly escalate into a major conflict. For this reason, civilian access to the area is prohibited, and the DMZ is continuously monitored by neutral nations to ensure that it remains unarmed and well-maintained. Due to this restricted access, the DMZ has experienced minimal environmental pollution or destruction since its establishment in 1953. The area is home to various first-class fish, as well as numerous endangered animals and plants. Therefore, even if peaceful unification is achieved, many advocate for the preservation of the DMZ without development.

Schedule for Paju DMZ Peace Tour

Classification Time Remarks
Departure at the SOFITEL HOTEL LOBBY (1F) 07:30
Arrival at Imjingak Pavilion
Tourist Information Center
9:00 Ticketing
Arrival at the southern end of Unification Bridge ~10:30 Identification
The 3rd Tunnel Tour 10:40~11:40
Dora Observatory Tour 11:50~12:30
Arrival at Unification Village Direct Sales Office ~12:50
Lunch 13:00~14:00
Return to SOFITEL 17:00

■ National Museum of Korea

Visitors can fully enjoy its six galleries in the Permanent Exhibition Hall arranged by period and theme, special exhibition galleries that feature various contents, diverse guided-tour programs to deepen one’s understanding, the Children's Museum where kids are able to enjoy and experiment with the five senses, a variety of educational programs, and immersible AR and VR contents using advanced IT technology.