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Panmunjeom (Joint Security Area) (판문점)

  • Panmunjeom (Joint Security Area) (판문점)
  • Panmunjeom (Joint Security Area) (판문점)
  • Panmunjeom (Joint Security Area) (판문점)
  • Panmunjeom (Joint Security Area) (판문점)
  • Panmunjeom (Joint Security Area) (판문점)
  • Panmunjeom (Joint Security Area) (판문점)
  • Panmunjeom (Joint Security Area) (판문점)
* Visitors must present a valid ID.
Gunnae-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
경기도 파주시 군내면
DMZ Tours
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-111
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  • Information
    Panmunjeom is located in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), 50 kilometers north of Seoul and 10 kilometers east from the city of Gaeseong, a city in North Korea. This area is most notably known for the peace talks that were held here on October 25, 1951 and on July 27, 1953 when the Armistice Agreement was signed. It is now beyond the jurisdiction of both the North and South.

    The conference center in Panmunjeom is surrounded by the Joint Security Area (JSA) and measures 800 meters in diameter. It is the only portion of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) where North and South Korean forces stand face-to-face. It was used as a filming location of the movie "JSA (Joint Security Area)." It was also the site of military negotiations between North Korea and the United Nations Command (UNC). It has now become one of the most visited tourist sites of the DMZ.

    Sundays, Mondays, National holidays

    Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. (30 min. briefing, 60 min. tour)

    Activity Information
    [Panmunjeom Tour]
    - Koreans (ages 10 or older), foreigners recommended or invited by the Korean government
    - Tour classifications: Honored guests (vice-minister or higher level of domestic and international visitors) / Special guests (journalist, honored visitors’ families, group visitors approved by UN, NNSC camp visitors) / General visitors

    * Tour course: Unification Bridge Check Point (ID check) → Briefing → JSA Tour Bus Boarding → Freedom House (NNSC conference room, Palgakjeong Pavilion) → Bridge of No Return → Parking Lot → Chinese Restaurant near Panmunjeom → The 3rd Tunnel, Dora Observatory, Dorasan Station Tour

    * Notification for admission
    - Prohibited clothing: Torn denim pants, uniforms, T-shirts, short pants, mini-skirts, clothing exposing a lot of skin or similar clothes
    - Do not bring drinks or alcohol
    - Keep your ID card with you at all times
    - Follow the tour schedule (tour reservation will be cancelled if late)

    Age Limit for Activities
    Open to visitors ages 10 and over

    Operating Hours
    Tuesday-Saturday (3 times a day)
    * First Session 09:45 / Second Session 13:15 / Third Session 15:15
    * November-March: Third session not in operation / Saturdays third session only in operation.

    Reservation Info. for Foreigners
    Foreign visitors (including people holding Korean citizenship)

    * International Cultural Service Club
    +82- 2-755-0073 /

    * Korea Travel Bureau
    +82-2-777-6647 /

    * Joongang Express Tour
    +82-2-2266-3350 /

    * Panmunjom Travel Center
    +82-2-771-5593 /

    * Cosmojin Tour
    +82-2-318-0345 /


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