JSA (Panmunjom) Half Day Tour from Seoul (Tuesday to Saturday), Seoul tours & activities, fun things to do in Seoul | VELTRA

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JSA (Panmunjom) Half Day Tour from Seoul (Tuesday to Saturday)


JSA military armistice commission conference room

Witness the tension between North and South Korea at Panmunjom (JSA). See important locations like Imjingak and the Bridge of Freedom. Stand at the border where military personnel always keep watch.

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Ideal for visitors with limited time in Seoul, this half-day tour allows you to get a quick taste of the JSA (Joint Security Area), where all negotiations between North and South Korea have been held since 1953.

The border line (MDL) goes through the conference rooms and through the conference table where the North Koreans and the United Nations Command, mainly made up of South Koreans and Americans, still meet face to face.
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Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  • Check-out
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  • 09:40 Check-in at KTB TOUR Office in President Hotel, 10th floor
  • 10:00 Start of Tour
  • 10:30 War Museum (1 hour)
    Make sure to stop by the Korean War exhibit to learn some background information on the conflict between North and South Korea.
  • 12:00 Lunch (30 minutes)
    366150 Wrap the insightful tour up with a filling lunch of Bulgogi or Pyongyang Cold Noodle (depending on your chosen package) and get ready for departure.
  • 12:30 Imjingak Park and Bridge of Freedom (1 hour)
    364184 Observe the many Korean War memorials in the park which are contrasted by the small amusement park and other elements of a modern public space. Then, take a look at the famous Bridge of Freedom used by POWS returning from the North.
  • 13:45 Unification Bridge Check Point
    364182 The Unification Bridge, also called the "Bridge of No Return", was given its nickname when it was used for prisoner exchanges at the end of the war. The bridge and its surrounding area have been the setting for various controversial events during and since the war.
  • 14:00 Briefing about JSA (30 minutes)
    JSA-Photo-4 As this is still an active military border, guests will be briefed on security protocols and what to expect.
  • 15:00 Touring Joint Security Area (1 hour)
    6 Take a tour of the House of Freedom, where the military cease-fire committee sat, the military demarcation line, the conference center, observation deck and the bridge of No Return.
  • 16:10 Exit from Unification Bridge
  • 17:00 Check-out at President Hotel
  • All Packages
    • Guests under the age of 11 may not participate in this tour.
    • Depending on nationality, you may not be able to join the tour. Korean citizens who live in Korea will not be able to join this tour due to local laws.
    • Participants must have their passport information confirmed 48 hours prior to the tour start.
    • Citizens from the countries below can apply to the Panmunjom tour, but the local tour operator will need a scanned copy of your passport (the first page with photo, in color). Please send it by email at least 4 days prior to the tour date (ktblte@ktbtour.co.kr).
    • 【Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia, Burma, China, Cuba, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Macau, Malaysia, Moldova, Morocco, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Authority, Qatar, Russia,Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, UAE, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen】
    • When mailing the local tour operator, please be sure to add the activity date and name of the person who made the booking to the e-mail subject line.
    • Korean citizens who live outside Korea will need to send a "Certification of Residence Overseas" to participate in this tour. Please send it by email at least 4 days prior to the tour date (ktblte@ktbtour.co.kr).
Required Items to Bring & Attire
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    • Passport
    • The following articles of clothing are prohibited:
      Shorts, mini skirts, flashy clothes, work clothes, tight T-shirts without collars, sleeveless shirts, denim clothing, leather clothing (acceptable if not torn or discolored), dresses, sandals (acceptable if it has a heel strap), broken slippers, high heels, military uniform style clothing, training wear, climbing shoes, leather straps, slippers and rubber slippers.
    • Clothes not suitable for the Joint Security Area: sweaters or scarves featuring a brand logo or patterned with brand logos. Hats and clothes with sports team logos or similar.
    • Prohibited items: wheelchairs, walking sticks and umbrellas (you may wear a raincoat)
Requirement(s) - Others
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    • At least 3 days before the tour, please enter the name and passport numbers of all participants in 'Required Information'. If this is not done, your reservation may be cancelled. If the names of participants given do not match that on their passport (due to marriage, spelling mistakes, passport renewal etc.), then you may not be able to participate. You must notify the local tour operator of any changes to your name/passport. This can be done up to 3 days before the tour.
Additional Note(s)
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    • Your passport is a must; without it you may not participate in this tour.
    • Camera lenses of 90 mm or larger diameter are forbidden.
    • Any luggage brought with you must be left in the vehicle while you are on the tour.
    • In Panmunjom, waving, making conversation and touching objects within the facility in North Korea or any action against the people of North Korea is strictly prohibited.
    • The DMZ and JSA are under military control so the tour schedule can be changed or cancelled (fully refundable) without prior notice. If the tour of the Panmunjom Joint Security Area is cancelled due to military operations/emergency talks, you will be refunded 30,000 Won.
    • Smoking aboard the vehicle and during the tour is prohibited.
    • The tour's schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather, traffic conditions and any potential military action.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 3 business days to 18:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 18:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.


(4.31/5.00) 4.31 / 5
(134 reviews)
Language English
Pick-up Not available
Duration 7.5 hour(s)
Availability Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Meal Lunch


by: Todd S.
My daughter and I really enjoyed the tour to the JSA. It was a great idea to start the tour at the Korean War Museum to understand the background of the Korean War. Our tour guide was great! She ha...more
It was the third time for me to participate in sightseeing tour of Panmunjeom(JSA). The last time I participated in it was about 5 years ago, and the details of the tour was kind of changed(sightseei...more
I was scared a little at first, but I am happy to have visited there. The seat of the bus was designated. It was worthwhile to see the War Memorial Hall and I am glad to see it. On the way, we ca...more