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.
The first stop was Imjingak. It’s a park on the banks of the Imjin River.
There are many statues and monuments regarding the Korean War in the park. The above is one of the memorial.
The Bell of Peace Pavilion.
A close up look at the Bell of Peace.
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.
The Freedom Bridge. It’s a railroad bridge which was used by POWs/soldiers returning from the north.
A DMZ sign at the park.
Prayer ribbons tied to the fence left by visitors wishing peace and unification for North and South Korea.
Remains of a steam train destroyed during the Korean War.
Views of the park.
Mangbaeddan is where South Koreans come to honor and pay respect to their parents or family who are/were in North Korea.
An aerial view from a higher ground.
Look at the rows of tour buses. This is a must go tour when you are here.
Beyond the fields is North Korea.