Seoul Day 5: Imjingak Park


Back to the Seoul travel series.

We decided to join the DMZ & Panmunjeom Tour on the fifth day. We signed up the tour from our hotel’s concierge. The tour cost KRW135,000 (CAD135) per person. It’s a whole day tour, pickup from hotel at 7:30AM and return at 5:30PM.

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The first stop was Imjingak. It’s a park on the banks of the Imjin River.

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There are many statues and monuments regarding the Korean War in the park. The above is one of the memorial.

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The Bell of Peace Pavilion.

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A close up look at the Bell of Peace.

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Self explanatory.

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The Stones of Peace Wall where the stones were collected from battlefields all over the world that have witnessed the suffering and grief of war.

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The Freedom Bridge. It’s a railroad bridge which was used by POWs/soldiers returning from the north.

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A DMZ sign at the park.

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Prayer ribbons tied to the fence left by visitors wishing peace and unification for North and South Korea.

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Remains of a steam train destroyed during the Korean War.

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Views of the park.

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Another monument.

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Mangbaeddan is where South Koreans come to honor and pay respect to their parents or family who are/were in North Korea.

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An aerial view from a higher ground.

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Look at the rows of tour buses. This is a must go tour when you are here.

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Beyond the fields is North Korea.

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