- Imjingak Resort, located 7 km from the Military Demarcation Line, is now at the forefront of tourism related to the Korean War. Imjingak was built in 1972 with the hope that someday unification would be possible. The three-storied Imjingak is surrounded by several monuments, Unification Park and North Korea Center.
Over 400 photos and documents showing the stark reality of North Korea are displayed in the North Korea Center of Unification Board. Outside Imjingak, there are 12 unique tanks and warcrafts on display that were used during the war.
- The Third Infiltration Tunnel was discovered in 1978 and it’s a stop made on many DMZ tours. At a length of 1.6 kilometers ,it’s where tourists can trudge down a steep pathway some 265 meters underground. You’ll need to borrow a helmet and hunch your back, unless you take the tram (depending on the tour). Upon its discovery, North Korean troops painted the tunnel walls black as part of a bizarre explanation that they were simply mining coal.
- The Korean words “The best army under the sky” is also displayed prominently. Located near a rail station that aspires to connect into North Korea, the observatory contains a large auditorium with a wall of glass that faces North Korea. Inside, a guide will explain the DMZ via a model map located at the front of the room, and outside, there’s a large viewing platform where visitors can pay 500 won to peer via telescope into North K.