Visiting the Korean Demilitarized Zone

I visited Tunnel 4 of the Korean Demilitarized Zone known as the DMZ in January 2020. Corona Virus had just come on the radar but it was still not a pandemic and borders were open. The reason we could not visit the JSA was due to the Swine Flu outbreak that initiated in 2019.

Created as a passage of surprise, the Korean DMZ tunnels are a historical landmark in Korea. During the 1960s to the 1980s, North Korea dug these tunnels beneath South Korea as a secret passage of attack. However, they were discovered and ultimately shut down. 

The 4th Tunnel in the Demilitarized Zone

As we planned our trip in Korea, these tunnels were one thing we could not miss. Drilling holes beneath the surface, South Korean soldiers discovered this incomplete tunnel. As the only discovered tunnel to incorporate tour groups this was a unique experience. 

Underground Weapon to Tourist Attraction

Marking the gap between North and South Korea is a 2 km wide buffer know as the DMZ. Discovered and treatied in 1953, tours of this area began in the 1960s. Inside this piece of history is a variety of museums, souveniers, and historical artifacts. This guarded place creates a new perspective. 

The Ozone

Another surprising addition to the DMZ is the decontamination process, known as the Ozone. This crazy experience removes invasive products to help preserve and protect this monument of history. 

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