Sunday, August 15, 2010

DPRK -DMZ zone

How exciting, ths is the main highlight that I was waiting for. A visit to DMZ area

Per wikipedia: DMZ

The Korean Demilitarized Zone (Korean: 한반도 비무장지대) is a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula that serves as a buffer zone between North and South Korea. The DMZ cuts the Korean Peninsula roughly in half, crossing the 38th parallel on an angle, with the west end of the DMZ lying south of the parallel and the east end lying north of it. It is 250 kilometres (160 miles) long [1], approximately 4 km (2.5 mi) wide and is the most heavily militarized border in the world.

Security is tight, we ain't allow to take photos while in the tour bus  from a certain point all the way to DMZ area. and we have to go thru quite a few checkpoints, with amry officer coming up to check. Now was it 4 checkpoints or .. can't remember need to check my note book which I can't remember where I kept it :p 

A military officer was our guide, we were together with another tour group, Some of them are from US, quite surprise that North korea allows Americans in. Hmm, there military officer is pretty stern and fierce and later on i realise why they assign him.  Ya, two of them t offende the South korean soldiers, see my last posting on DMZ and you would know why.

This is the map

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