Dark History Korea Tour (DMZ & Seodaemun Prison)

Cultural & Theme Tours in Seoul

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09:00 AM Hotel Pick-up 09:30 AM Seodaemun Prison History Museum 10:30AM  Dongnimmun Gate (Independence Gate) & Seodaemun Independence Park 11:00 AM Lunch / Depart for Paju  01:30 PM Imjingak Park  02:00 PM Imjingak Park (Transfer to DMZ Shuttle Bus) 02:20 PM Tongildaegyo (Passport Checking)  02:30 PM DMZ showroom, Video Watching  02:40 PM The 3rd Underground Tunnel  03:40 PM Dora Observatory  04:00 PM Dorasan Station  06:00 PM Hotel Drop-off ※The tour schedule is for your reference only, it can be changed as per traffic conditions on the day of travel.
Korea has a very painful history. From the Japanese occupation to the Korean War, enter and experience Korea’s dark history with detailed insights from a tour guide. Also, Private car included! DMZ Since 1950, Korea has been divided into North and South! North Korea has become more of a closed country symbolizing poverty and South Korea is continuing to develop as a democracy, a leading economics, and culture. DMZ Area is the only place that you can see the reality of divided nation in the world. The 3rd Underground Tunnel The 3rd Underground Tunnel burrow out by the North could send 30,000 soldiers per hour to invade the South. It’s wide enough for even tanks can go through. It has elevators and you can go down either on foot or by train. When you go down on foot, you must wear anti-slip shoes since it’s dotted with slippery areas. In the tunnel, you are allowed to get as close as 200 meters to the Military Demarcation Line (MDL). You will get amazed. Dora Observatory Situated in Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do and at the northernmost point of the Military Demarcation Line, Dora Observatory replaced the previous Songaksan Observation Post. From the observatory, visitors can overlook North Korea and various locations including Gaeseong, Songaksan, Kim Il-Sung Statue, and Cooperation Farm (Geumamgol). The observatory offers 500 seats, VIP rooms, and abundant parking space. It was first opened to the public in January 1987. Seodaemun Prison History Museum Seodaemun Prison History Hall is a special museum located at Seodaemun Independence Park. It was built near the end of the Joseon Dynasty (~1910), and was where Japanese soldiers tortured and later executed Korean Independence Movement followers. Seodaemun Prison History Hall was built in remembrance of Seodaemun Prison, and to salute the Korean patriots. There you'll find seven jail cells, a historical exhibition hall, an execution room, watchtowers and a basement jail cell where Yu Gwan-sun a historic figure during the independence movement died.

What’s included

  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Driver
  • Vehicle insurance
  • Professional guide (English)
  • Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off Service (in Seoul)
  • Admission Fee

What’s not included

  • Meal
  • Personal expenses
  • Traveler's insurance