For His­tory Buffs

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DE­MIL­I­TARISED ZONE (DMZ)

A heav­ily mil­i­tarised stretch of land sep­a­rat­ing North and South Korea, the DMZ is an iconic sym­bol of the ten­sion be­tween the two na­tions. A half-day tour starts at Imjin­gak Park, where war mon­u­ments – along with bul­let-rid­dled tanks – are a sombre re­minder of the Korean War in the 1950s.

I liked go­ing down the Third In­fil­tra­tion Tun­nel – dis­cov­ered just 52km from Seoul, it’s be­lieved to have been cre­ated by North Korea to move thou­sands of soldiers un­der­ground. An­other high­light of the tour is the Do­rasan Ob­ser­va­tory Tower, where you can catch a glimpse of North Korea over the bor­der. Bring along your pass­port in case they ask for iden­ti­fi­ca­tion. Get­ting there: Most ho­tels and hos­tels of­fer book­ings for DMZ tours (prices are from 40,000 won), so get them to ar­range one for you.

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