+ A

Hop on the DMZ Peace Train Tour

Aug 16,2019
The “DMZ Peace Tour Train,” a tour program taking passengers to major symbolic spots along the highly fortified demilitarized zone (DMZ) that separates the two Koreas, will have a trial run until Aug. 31 before officially launching on Sept. 1.

“Following a series of inter-Korean and Pyongyang-Washington summits, as well as U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to the DMZ in June, the world is paying attention to the peace mood being formed over the Korean Peninsula and the DMZ area,” the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said.

The tour set up by the ministry and the Korea Tourism Organization departs from Seoul’s Yongsan Station. It stops first at the South Korean side of Imjin River that originates from North Korea’s South Hamgyong Province across the DMZ. The train then arrives at Dorasan Station, a major train station that used to run between what is now South and North Korea. There, passengers will transfer to a bus to visit the Dorasan Peace Park, a border village known as Tongil-chon, as well as the Third Tunnel of Aggression, one of the many secret tunnels that the North drilled as a channel to penetrate into the South. The entire tour from and back to Yongsan station is eight hours.

Tickets for the tour are available at www.korailtravel.com at a discounted price of 59,000 won ($48.42) for adults.