As if there weren’t enough problems between countries, bordering on or actually embroiled in some kind of on-going conflict, it always has the possibility to get worse. At the time of this writing there was an event where a US solider decided to run over to the North Korean border into a town called Panmunjom, laughing all the way. He got out as quickly got in. But, that little junket did not please the governments of either country.
We’ve written many times – and plaintively – about the ongoing and pointless ideological saga before (see here) and it’s not like both countries don’t have anything better to do. But, hey ho – people are people. And, ostensibly, politicians are technically human, as well. So, since that event, we thought we’d look into the scary North Korean regime once more, just to see how things are shaping up. Let’s start in Panmunjom.
Panmunjom, also known as Panmunjeom, now located in Paju, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea or Panmun-guyok, Kaesong, North Korea, was a village just north of the de facto border between North and South Korea, where the 1953 Korean Armistice Agreement that ended the Korean War was signed. The building where the armistice was signed still stands. And, lo and behold, the Korean people are not letting politics get in the way of their lives or their fun. There are tours (see below) that get you up close and personal with North Korea and its people.
Our affiliate friends Viator have tours to the Korean borders. Click here to book.
Stern on the outside, fun on the inside. Click here for the nearby Q Hotel
Fly Korean Air for a memorable journey. Click here to look and book.