North and South Koreans in close quarters in the Joint Security Area, within the the Korean DMZ. For most people 2/3 days advance reservation is required for this visit. I booked my tour with www.panmunjom.com. Technically both South and North Korea are still at war! You don’t get to visit many places where you sign a disclaimer from the United Nations that you accept responsibility in case of injury or death as a result of enemy action. #Korea #northkorea #southkorea #panmunjeom #travel #history #dmz #bbctravel (at Joint Security Area)
I have been receiving a considerable amount of hits regarding the JSA tour. This is fine but I would like to mention that this site shows only my opinion on certain travel and photography topics. If you want to know requirements regarding the JSA tour please check out these sites http://www.jsatour.com/ . This company is the one I used to book my trip last year, they are very reliable. I have shared my impressions about the JSA tour in an earlier post: http://troi.senturias.com/site/travel/2010/05/jsa-tour-south-korea.html .
I have booked the JSA tour(Joint Security Area, an area located in the DMZ between North and South Korea) a month before arriving at Seoul. It is highly recommended to book this in advance as it could be hard to reserve one on short notice. The tour could be cancelled any time by the Authorities given certain situations. In fact my tour has been cancelled and had I not called for alternatives I never could have gone to the next scheduled date.