▶ JSA Tour Schedule
▶ The War Memorial of Korea
The War Memorial of Korea is divided into indoor and outdoor exhibits and contains about 9,000 artifacts. The Indoor exhibition space, about 110,770㎡, is made up of seven halls: The Memorial hall, The War History Room, The Korean War Room, The Expeditionary Forces Room, The Armed Forces Room, The Large Equipment Room and the Korean Defense Industries Room. We keep records War and War heroes from the three Kingdoms Era. These things are displayed in real, replica, diorama, record and other forms of media. The Korean War Room shows the cause of that war and cause of the war until armistice in order to give a clear understanding. The outdoor exhibition contains the actual equipment used in the Korean War and also the large weaponry of other nation, the Korean War Monument, The Monument of King Kwanggaeto the Great, The Statue of brothers, Peace clock tower etc. Also, It is the monument (name stone) of fallen soldiers, polices and Korean War participants at the both side of the memorial.
▶ Imjingak Park
Imjingak, located 7km away from Southern boundary of Demilitarized zone, is now the forefront of tourism related to the Korean conflict. It was built in 1972 with the hope that unification would be possible at someday. three-storied Imjingak building is surrounded by several Monuments, Unification park and North Korea Center. outside Imjingak, there are Steam locomotive used by military personals or equipments during Korean War and Freedom bridge used by exchanging prisoners of Korean War. Mangbaedan, which stands opposite of Imjingak, is famous for the place where people from North Korea visit and perform ancestral rites by bowing towards their hometown every Seolnal, New Year Day and Chuseok, Thanksgiving day.
▶ JSA(Joint Security Area)
During the Korean War, the truce talks took place one kilometer north of the present Joint Security Area, four thatch-roofed in houses, 3 temporary building set up specifically for the meeting. Three Quonset huts were the only structures found in the truce village. The village was moved to an approximately circular area an 800 meters in diameter in the middle of the DMZ, Panmunjom today. In JSA there are 24 main buildings (including a row of seven Quonset huts) across the MDL.
▶ Peace House
The large gray building is the Republic of Korea’s Peace House. It was constructed in 1985 to house talks between North and South that were not Armistice related.
▶ Bridge of No Return
Located in the Joint Security Area (JSA), the so-called “Bridge of No Return” crosses the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) between North and South Korea. It was used for prisoner exchanges at the end of the Korean War in 1953. The name originates from the claim that many war prisoners to be captured by the United States did not wish to return hometown. The prisoners were brought to the bridge and given the choice to remain in the country of their captivity or cross over to the other country. However, if they chose to cross the bridge, they would never be allowed to return and hence the name.
▶ Axe Murder Incidents Area
The axe murder incident (Panmunjom ax murder incident) was the killing of two United States Army officers by North Korean Soldiers on August 18, 1976, in the Joint Security Area (JSA) located in the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). The U.S. Army officers had been taken part in a work cutting down a poplar tree in the JSA that was alleged to have been blocking the view of United Nations Command (UNC) observers. The incident is also known alternatively as the hatchet incident, the poplar tree incident, and “The Tree Trimming Incident”.