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 Trip-34-E DMZ Tour - The 2nd Infiltration Tunnel course (Full day)

Tour number : Trip-34-E
Price : 105,000won / $105 / per person
No. of people : minimum 3person
Time : 07:00 ~ 17:00
Conditions : Guide, Transportation, Pick-up service, Lunch, Entrance fee, Taxes

* Price : 105,000won / $105 (minimum 3person)

* Itinerary

Day

location

Time

Itinerary

Meal

Day 1

Seoul
Cheorwon-gun






Seoul

8:00







18:00

Hotel Pick-up
Seung-il Bridge Pass By
The 2nd Infiltration Tunnel
Woljung Station
Cheorwon Peace Observatory
The House of Labor Party Ruins                              
Lunch
Kosukjung Pavillion
Drop Off at Hotel

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* Conditions : English Speaking Guide
                       Hotel pick up Service, Transportation
                       Meal (Lunch)
                       Entrance fee
                       Taxes

* Remarks : No tour on Tuesdays and National Holidays.
                    Passport required!
                    DMZ Tour is under control of military. Schedule could be changed without prior notice.
                    Shopping : Duty free shop


* Description

You will meet the sad history between 2 Koreas.

D.M.Z.(Demiliterized Zon)is the only divided country in the world. After the Korean War (June 25, 1950), and negotiated and then designated the DMZ [demilitarized zone] 2km away from the truce line on each side of the border. As one of the last relics of the Cold War, the DMZ attracts a great deal of public interest. DMZ tourist sites have been created to quench peoples’ curiosity on this unique area where tension and peace coincide. These sites are especially popular among foreign tourists.
This is a very special tour destination in , which offers a real vivid eye-opening experience of the Korean War and a dramatic sense of the tragedy of the separated family members between the two from the division of the peninsula. The 3rd tunnel is only 44 kilometers or less than an hour drive from Seoul and was discovered in October 1978. It runs through bedrock at a depth of about 73 meters below ground. Capable of moving a full division per hour plus their weapons, it is evidently designed for a surprise attack on Seoul.

This tunnel was found in March 1975 and 13km away from Cholwon. This arch-shaped tunnel is designed to convey heavy weapon such as tank and field artillery. It even has rail way and assembly space inside the tunnel. This 3.5km long and 160 meter deep tunnel is capable to send 30,000soldiers through the 3 exits of the tunnel by 1 hour. South Korea lost 7 soldiers to search inside the tunnel. 


The House of Labor Party Ruins
This three-story building located at Cheorwon-eup is constructed in 1946. Used as The House of Labor Party until the break of the Korean War on June 25, it is now one of the tourist attractions that keep the vestiges of the Korean War. This place is also used as a concert hall and a backdrop of a music video to show the grief of the war.
The The House of Labor Party Ruins is under the control of Cheorwon-gun Office as one of the Security Sightseeing Courses. Every year hundreds of thousands people visit this tourist destination. It was designated as a Cultural Property on February, 2001.




Cheorwon Peace Observatory 
Cheorwon Peace Observatory offers a panoramic view of the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea) in the central forward area of Cheorwon-gun, Gangwon-do. From this observatory, one can see the Cheorwon plain, areas of the DMZ, and even North Korea. Photos of the 2nd Infiltration Tunnel, military barracks, checkpoints, and the DMZ are exhibited here. Visitors can easily get to the observatory using the 50-person monorail, see the remains of the ancient Taebongguk (nation), and even see the faces of North Korean soldiers through binoculars.






Goseokjeong Pavilion
Goseokjeong Pavilion is the most scenic spots among the eight scenic views of Cheorwon. The crystal clear waters of the Hantangang River wind around a peculiar shaped rock of about 10 meters tall that stands dominantly in the middle of the river. The two-story tower-style pavilion that has an area of about 33 square meters was built halfway up the Hantangang River and named Goseokjeong during the reign of King Jinpyeong (reign 579-632 AD) of Silla Kingdom. Today, Goseokjeong refers to the entire area around the Goseokjeong Pavilion and the valley surrounding Goseok Rock.

Designated as Monument No. 8 of Gangwon-do, the pavilion is known to have been one of the most favored places by King Jinpyeong of Silla Dynasty, and King Chungsuk of Goryeo Dynasty. The area became all the more famous as the arena of Im Kkeok-jeong (?-1562), who was the legendary leader of a peasant rebellion in the early Joseon Dynasty. It is said that Im Kkeok-jeong resisted against the corrupt social class by helping the poor with the tribute goods that he had extorted around this area while the goods were being carried to the court from the Hamgyeong-do region.

The pavilion was lost during the Korean War and restored in 1971 by community leaders in Cheorwon. Unfortunately, it was damaged once again by flood in 1996 and reconstructed the year after. There is a natural stone chamber inside the huge rock in the midstream of the river that Im Kkeok-jeong had used as a hiding place. On the opposite side, there are remains of a stone castle. Jiktang Waterfall is located about 2 kilometers up from this site, while Sundam Valley is situated about 2 kilometers in the downstream. Goseokjeong is an all-year-round tourist attraction with extensive grass square and recreational facilities. It is also the starting point for DMZ tours as the battlefield conservation office is located here and in winter, visitors can enjoy migratory bird tour. 


                            Seung-il Bridge                                              The 2nd Infiltration Tunnel






 












                           Woljung Station                                            The House of Labor Party Ruins



















                                                                             DMZ


















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