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DMZ + War Memorial of Korea Tour


Whole Schedule

Hotel Pick-up

08:00

War Memorial of Korea

09:00

Imjingak

12:00

Lunch

12:30

Unification Bridge , Identification inspection

Library pictures and Exhibit hall of DMZ

13:30

The 3rd tunnel

Dora Observatory

Dorasan Station

Visit Tongil Village

15:40

Ginseng Exhibition place, Amethyst Center

17:00

Tour ends Myeongdong/ City Hall

18:00


Tour Information


Tour Hour
08:00 - 18:00
Minimum number of people
3 people
Tour Charge
80,000won/person
Inclusion
Professional guide, Vehicle and a driver, Pick-up and Sending Service, Entrance fee, Lunch (Bibimbap or Bulgogi)
Pick-up & Sending
We pick you up at the hotel you are staying and send you to Myeongdong or City Hall.
(When you want the sending service to the other place, you should surcharge ₩10,000)
Tour Schedule
Every Tuesday ~ Sunday (DMZ area is closed on Mondays and national holidays)
Tour Information
A passport or an ID card is required for admission.
Tour can be canceled without any notice in accordance with the military situation.
Payment
You can pay in cash or by credit card.
All goods are based on value of supply, and tax bill and a 10 % surcharge are additional in accordance with domestic card payments.

DMZ+JSA Tour


Whole Schedule

Hotel Pick-up

08:00

Imjingak

Unification Bridge , Identification inspection

The 3rd tunnel

Dora Observatory

Dorasan Station

Lunch

12:10

Imjingak

13:00

CAMP BONAFAS (Identification inspection)

13:30

JVC (Visitants' Center) / sign for the safety regulations and briefing

vehicle movement (Panmunjom /JSA)

Military Armistice conference room

The 3rd guard post

15:30

the scene of Axe Murder Incident

Bridge of No Return

16:00

Ginseng Exhibition place, Amethyst Center

Tour ends Myeongdong/ City Hall

18:00

Tour Information

Number of People
At least 3 people
Tour Hour
08:00 - 18:00
Tour Charge
135,000won/person
Inclusion
Professional guide, Vehicle and a driver, Pick-up and Sending Service, Entrance fee, Lunch (Bibimbap or Bulgogi)
Pick-up & Sending
We pick you up at the hotel you are staying and send you to Myeongdong or City Hall.
(When you want the sending service to the other place, you should surcharge ₩10,000)
Tour Schedule
Every Tuesday ~ Sunday (DMZ area is closed on Mondays and national holidays)
Note
Admission is not allowed to Koreans.
Passport is required for admission.
(*If you don’t bring your passport, you cannot tour on that day and refund is not possible either.)
Tour can be canceled without any notice in accordance with the domestic military situation.
(*If the tour is canceled, another tour will be replaced. Refund is not possible.)
Some countries should send us copies of passport up to 5 days before the tour and they should be equal to the bringing passports on a tour day. When you make a reservation, make sure to write customer’s mane, number of passport, and nation exactly.
Under the age of 11, Panmunjom Tour is not allowed.
Payment
You can pay in cash or by credit card.
Because of the characteristic of the tour program, please make a reservation and payment at the same time. The refund is not possible even when you cancel after the reservation.
All goods are based on value of supply, and tax bill and a 10 % surcharge are additional in accordance with domestic card payments.

Geographic location of the Korean Peninsula

The land of the morning calm, Korea was surrounded by powerful nations of Japan, China, and Russia.


Japanese Imperialism

The neighboring country, Japan had strong desire to advance into continent.
The first target was Korean Peninsula and her people.
The Imjin War was the beginning of their invasion of Korea.



Period of Japanese Occupation (1910. 8. 29 ~ 1945. 8. 15)

Korean people were forced to learn Japanese, change their first/last names, and drafted into the coal mine.
During World War Ⅱ, Koreans had a difficult time devoting their lives by force, because of Japanese desire of Imperialism.



The Yalta Conference, prelude of the division of the Korean peninsula

[Yalta (Ukrainian language, Russian: Ялта) a resort city of the Crimean Peninsula in southern part of Ukraine]
Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin
The conference making the Korean peninsula divided (USA · Russia · England)



Independence (1945. 8. 15)

Hiroshima and Nagasaki
The Atomizing
End of the Pacific War



The 38th Parallel

In the capacity as victorious countries of the Pacific War, USA and Russia defined the 38th parallel as the temporary Military Demarcation Line to disarm Japan.


Trusteeship (The Moscow Conference of Foreign Ministers)

The Korean peninsula is divided by military convenience with the 38th parallel as the center, and occupied by USA and Russia.



A general election of the two Koreas under the supervision of UN

The north part of the 38th parallel could not join because Russia opposed.
Polarization and ideological conflicts between USA and Russia became more serious.



August 1948 Rhee Syngman (ROK) September Kim Il-sung (DPRK)

Because of the ideological conflict, with the 38th parallel as the center
each Korea established a separated government.



North Korea strongly demanded that all troops should be withdrawn from the Korean Peninsula.

The U.S. Armed Forces withdrew on June 1949 and only Military Assistance Advisory Group left. North Korea planned invasion of south.
The whole text of secret code between Kim Il-sung and Stalin about conspiring in the Korean War was revealed.



Republic of Korea was excluded from the East Asian line of bearing. (1950. 1)

East Asian line of bearing, alias Acheson (U.S. Secretary of State) line
Because of this, North Korea thought USA gave up South Korea.
There are others who think this is the direct cause of the Korean War.

June 25th 1950 (KOREAN WAR)

Outbreak of the Korean War anyone never expected Obviously illegal invasion from North Korea



North Korean army occupied Seoul in 3 days. (1950. 6.28)

Hangangcheolgyo bombing



Nakdonggang defense line

Keep the last bastion!!



UN Forces entered the war and many countries joined.

17 countries sent combat troops. 4 countries supported the medical treatment.



Incheon Landing Operation

The last resort to reverse the situation of driven into a corner
MacArthur commander-in-chief of UN forces overcame the difference of flood tide.



Unification was close.

Advance to Amnok River



Intervention of the Communist Chinese army (human-wave strategy)



1.4 Retreat (1951)

Heungnam withdraw operation

1951. 7.10: The first talks for the ceasefire
Frontline taking and be taken over the 38th parallel



Armistice Agreement

1953. 7. 27
24months and 17days: the period from the first ceasefire talks to the final decision
990,000: civilian casualties of both
1,600,000: military casualties of both
3: the number of taking and be taken over the 38th parallel
341,628: number of war veterans of UN
57,933: the death toll of UN forces (war victims of war memorial)
100,000: war orphans
119th: economic scale out of 120 countries


Breach of cease-fire agreement (Provocation of North Korea)

Kim Shin-jo's Cheongwadae attack (1968. 1. 21)

Purpose: attempt to assassinate Former President Park Chung-hee
31 people: number of infiltrator
29 people: number of people shot dead
1 person: ran away to North (official visit to Korea in 2000, and 2007)
1 person: capture (Kim Shin-jo)



A case of attempted sniper killings of Former President Park Chung-hee (1974.8.15)

Location: National Theatre in Janchung-dong
Mun Segwang: Japanese of Pro-Pyongyang
Damage: The first lady (Yuk Young-soo) assassination



JSA Axe Murder Incident (1976. 8)

Paul Bunyan operation (cottonwood removal operation)
DEFCON 3 (defense readiness condition)
This was how JSA was divided into North and South.
2: number of victims



The 3rd underground tunnel (1978)

52Km: distance from Seoul
30,000: number of armed force movable in one hour
73m: position of tunnel discovery (the height of about a 25-story-apartment)
2m X 2m: the size of tunnel (width X height)
1,635m: total length of tunnel



Terrorism of Aung San's graveyard (1983. 10. 9)

Terrorism attacking the former President Chun Doo-hwan
17 entourages and ministers including a deputy prime minister died.



Kim Hyon-Hui's bombing of a Korean Air flight (1987. 11. 29)

Departure: IRAQ Bagdad international airport
Stopover: UAE Abu Dhabi International Airport
Destination: Gimpo International Airport
Lost contact: above the Indian Ocean
Terrorism from a north spy
The plane was blown up above the sea near Myanmar
115: number of victims



Gangneung armed communist guerrilla submarine infiltration Incident (1996. 9)

26: number of people boarded Sang-O-class submarine
13: number of spy sent to south shot dead
11 people: suicide / 1 person: capture (convert, work as a civilian worker in the military)
1 person: missing (supposing that he ran away to North)



Kidnapping residents of Daeseongdong (1997. 10. 17)

The 12 armed communist guerrillas kidnapped 2 residents of Tongilchon in DMZ
In several days, residents were repatriated to south



Shooting of the Cheonan ship incident (2010.3.26)

The Cheonan ship sank because of the North's torpedo attack (the north side denied)
in waters of Baeknyeong Island: sinking location
104: number of crew
40: number of officers who died in duty
6: number of missing crew



Bombardment of Yeonpyeong (2010. 11. 23)

2 people: number of dead marine
2 people: civilian deaths
After a ceasefire agreement of 1953, they hit the territory of the Republic of Korea directly.
Civilian deaths

  • Jimmy Carter
    (1994)

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton
    (2010. 7. 21)

  • Bill Clinton
    (1993. 7. 11)

  • George W. Bush
    (2002. 2. 20)

  • Julia Gillard
    (2011. 4. 24)

  • Barack Obama
    (2012. 3. 25 )

  • Chuck Hagel
    (2013. 12 )

Ministry of Unification (1998 ~)

Making policy about unification, the South-North dialogue, exchange, cooperation, and humanitarian aid
Analyzing the situation of North Korea, unification education, and public relations



Meeting of separated families

1985. 9.20 ~ 23: the first meeting
location: Seoul and Pyongyang
continuous progress



Treating war veteran of UN with exceptional respect

21 countries (combat + support for medical treatment)
UN Memorial Cemetery in Busan



A joint team of North and South Korea entered the winter · summer Olympics.

Greece, Sydney Summer Olympics
Turin Winter Olympics



A single South-North team attended the world table tennis championships.

Won in the Women's doubles as ‘Team KOREA’



North Korean defectors' balloon to North Korea

Time bomb, leaflets, Choco Pie, small radio, money, the Bible



The present condition and course of North Korean defectors

Escape from North Korea though Duman and Amnok River
Come to South Korea by the way of Thailand



Former President Kim Dae-jung’s first visit of North Korea

The Sunshine Policy
A Nobel prize for peace (2000)
Mt. Geumgang Tour, Gaeseong Industrial Complex



Former President Roh Moo-hyun’s visit of North Korea by land



A strong national defense = absorbing unification

National defense duty (21 months)
reserve forces



Noblesse Oblige

National defense duty of dual citizen
National defense duty of star entertainers
Noblesse Oblige of children in a money clique



United Korea

Free travel by land
Leap to G7 nation with 80 million populations



United Train KTX

Transcontinental railroad / logistics cost reduction
The starting point connecting Europe and Asia

Undersea Tunnel (Departure from Tokyo Station -> Busan Station -> Seoul Station -> Pyongyang Station -> Beijing Station -> Train to Europe)