Category Archives: Gyeoggi

Bukhansan, the Roof of Seoul

Of course, I had to visit Bukhansan National Park, which straddles Seoul City and Goyang City in Gyeoggi Province. It is the iconic set of mountains just north of Seoul city center. In Joseon times, Seoul was considered an auspicious … Continue reading

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The Third Tunnel in the DMZ

The last part of my DMZ tour including the Joint Security Area and Dorasan was a visit to the ‘Third Tunnel’. Since photography in the Third Tunnel is not permitted, I will have to use words alone to describe it. … Continue reading

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Dorasan: The Train Station without Trains, and a Peek into North Korea

After visiting the Joint Security Area, the tour went to Dorasan Station and Dorasan Observatory, where we could look into North Korea. Dorasan Station is the northernmost train station within South Korea on the train line which connects Seoul to … Continue reading

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The Joint Security Area at Panmunjeom Part 2: The Axe Murder and Bridge of No Return

After seeing the conference center, we went to one of the sentry posts operated by the ROK / US forces (we are allowed to take photos of the scenery, but not the post itself), and then we went to see … Continue reading

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The Joint Security Area at Panmunjeom Part 1: Where South Korea Talks with North Korea

The most (in)famous tourist attraction on the Korean peninsula is definitely the Joint Security Area at Panmunjeom. Panmunjeom is the village where the armistice which established the ceasefire for the June 25th war (a.k.a. the Korean War) was signed. The … Continue reading

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Heyri: The Art Village near the DMZ

Less than 10 kilometers away from the DMZ (Demiliterized Zone) is a … quirky little art village called ‘Heyri’. I did not come into this village with high expectations. Based on my travel experience, I figured it could be a … Continue reading

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Hwaseong Fortress: Completing the Circuit

Are you surprised by how much there is to see in Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon City? I know I am. And since I wanted to complete the circuit of the walls, I went up Paldalsan once again. In this post, … Continue reading

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