Panmunjeom and the surrounding Joint Security Area are famous as the only place in the world where North and South Korean leaders meet. It has stood for over half a century as a symbol of the Korean War and a testimony to the conflict and extreme efforts required for reunification.


Goseong Unification Observatory
Goseong Unification Observatory is the northernmost viewing post in Korea. Visitors can use the binoculars available on the second floor observation deck of the Unification Hall to see North Korea. On clear days, visitors may also catch a glimpse of North Korean citizens going about their daily lives. In addition, the 6.25 Experience Hall within the observatory allows visitors to imagine the lives of people during the Korean War through exhibitions in the War Experience Room, Planned Exhibition Room, Photo Exhibition Hall, and more.

481, Geumgangsan-ro, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do (강원도 고성군 금강산로 481)

Operating hours
March 1 – July 14, August 21 – October 31 09:00-16:50 / July 15 – August 20 09:00-17:50 /
November 1 – February 28 09:00-15:50 / Open all year round
* All facilities remain open for viewing until 17:30 (must exit the Civilian Control Line by 17:50)

Adults 3,000 won / Teenagers, Children, & Senior citizens 1,500 won / Preschoolers free
* Adults (ages 19-64) / Teenagers & Children (ages 7-18) / Senior citizens (ages 65 & older)
* Includes admis
sion to The Korean War Exhibition Hall

How to enter
- Sign-up at Unification and Security Park.
- Attend Security Education (8 min video).

DMZ Museum

DMZ Museum is comprised of four themed-exhibition halls, in addition to auxiliary buildings including a special exhibition center, theater, and other convenience facilities. The museum teaches visitors everything there is to know about the DMZ, from its historical background to reports on the area's future ecological importance and cultural value. Visit the theater to learn more about the Korean War and its aftermath through 3D documentary films.
369, Tongiljeonmangdae-ro, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do (강원도 고성군 통일전망대로 369)

Operating hours
March-October 09:00-18:00 / November-February 09:00-17:00
* Last admission 1 hour before closing
* Closed Mondays & January 1

* Visitors must pay for admission to Goseong Unification Observatory in order to access the museum.

Visitors must stop at the Unification and Security Park to sign up for admission. After completing a short security education, pay for admission to Unification Observatory. (Admission to only DMZ Museum not allowed)


Yanggu Unification Hall
Yanggu Unification Halldisplays items and photographs of daily life in North Korea. The hall was founded to serve as an educational center to help with the unification process. Visitors can also purchase North Korean items and unification souvenirs.

Yanggu War Memorial Hall

Yanggu is home to some of the fiercest battlegrounds from the Korean War. To commemorate the battle and the lives lost, the Yanggu War Memorial Museum was built. The exhibition hall displays over 500 weapons and other items from the war. The museum also features a corner showcasing testimonies from survivors, giving a glimpse into how life was like during the war.


Imjingak Resort
Imjingak Resort is a unification and security tour complex comprised of Imjingak, North Korea Center, Unification Park, and several monuments and memorial sites. Pyeonghwa Nuri Park hosts many events, performances, and exhibitions to promote peace and reunification. The most popular attractions within the park are Hill of Music, a large grassy slope, and Pinwheel Park, featuring over 3,000 colorful pinwheels.

Pyeonghwa Nuri Park
Address: 148-40, Imjingak-ro, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do (경기도 파주시 임진각로 177)
Operating hours: Open 24 hours a day, all year round
Admission: Free

Imjingak Peace Land
Address: 148-39, Imjingak-ro, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do (경기도 파주시 임진각로 148-39)
Operating hours
April-October: Weekdays 11:00-18:00 / Weekends 11:00-18:40
March, November: Weekdays 11:00-17:30 / Weekends 11:00-18:00
December-February: Weekdays 11:00-15:40 / Weekends 11:00-17:40
* Hours may vary depending on day of the week and weather conditions
Admission ticket 3,500~4,500 won / Ride Pass - Adults 30,000 won, Children 28,000 won
* Adults (ages 19 & older) / Teenagers (ages 13-18) / Children (ages 2-12)
* Ride passes not available on weekdays

National Memorial Hall of the Korean War Abductees
Address: 153, Imjingak-ro, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do (경기도 파주시 임진각로 153)
Operating hours: May-October 09:30-17:30 / November-April 10:00-17:00
* Closed Mondays & public holidays, except on the day of Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) and Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day)
Admission: Free

Odusan Unification Tower

Odusan Unification Observatory is one of the most accessible observatories from Seoul. Located at a summit overlooking the meeting point of the Imjingang and Hangang Rivers, this observatory served as an important strategic facility for soldiers to observe and protect both Gaeseong and Seoul. North Korean land can be seen in detail across the river with the assistance of the binoculars on-site. 

 369, Pilseung-ro, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do (경기도 파주시 필승로 369)

Operating hours
Tuesday-Sunday 09:00-17:00
* Closed Mondays (If Monday falls on a holiday, closed the day after as well)

Adults 3,000 won / Teenagers & Children 1,600 won / Preschoolers free
* Adults (ages 19 and older) / Teenagers (ages 13-18) / Children (ages 7-12) / Preschoolers (ages 6 and younger)

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