Abbey Rae Wilson ventures to the Joint Security Area (JSA), the only portion of the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) where North and South Korean forces stand face-to-face.

Before being allowed to enter the DMZ, if visiting from the South, tourists are given a briefing during which they must sign a document which states, in part, “The visit to the Joint Security Area at Panmunjom will entail entry into a hostile area and possibility of injury or death as a direct result of enemy action.

“Arriving in Korea, my plans changed very quickly and I was (luckily) booked on to the well sought-after trip to the Joint Security Area (border) between North and South Korea.

The war between the two countries is still relatively modern and to catch a glimpse and feel the unbelievable tension at this border was a once-in-a lifetime experience. Although filming was prohibited for the majority of the trip (views of propaganda village, North Korean flag pole etc) I caught as much insight as possible and hopefully you will see why this is a must visit This is quite possibly one the best tours I’ve ever done travelling!”

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