This park is dedicated to the 10 million South Koreans separated from their families when the peninsula was divided postwar. Also here is the Freedom Bridge, connecting North and South, where 13,000 POWs were exchanged in 1953, plus a steam train derailed during the war.

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Nearby The DMZ attractions

1. Dorasan Peace Park

1.54 MILES

This mildly diverting park has a couple of modern Korean tanks, some deer, an outdoor photo display and a few saplings called, groovily, the Paul…

2. Dorasan Train Station

1.75 MILES

Awaiting the next departure to Pyongyang (and onward trans-Eurasian intercontinental travel), Dorasan train station stands as a symbol of hope for the…

3. Dora Observatory

2.29 MILES

Peer through binoculars for a voyeuristic glimpse into the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK; North Korea). On a clear day you can make out…

4. Third Infiltration Tunnel

2.87 MILES

Since 1974, four tunnels have been found running under the DMZ, dug by the North Koreans so that their army could launch a surprise attack. Walking along…

5. Joint Security Area

2.98 MILES

Unquestionably the highlight of any trip to the DMZ is the Joint Security Area (JSA) at Panmunjeom. An improbable tourist destination, it's here where the…

6. Gallery SoSo

7.31 MILES

There's nothing so-so about this modernist, wood-panelled gallery building backing on to the forested hillside. The engaging exhibitions mostly feature…

7. White Block Art Centre

7.43 MILES

In the centre of the village, this is one of Heyri's larger-scale galleries with three floors showcasing contemporary art. Outside stands the blue…

8. Blume Museum of Contemporary Art

7.46 MILES

This contemporary gallery exhibits a mix of emerging and established artists across all mediums. It's inside a postmodern building designed by Korean…