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The Third Tunnel

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Address: Nosang-ri, Jangdan-myeon, Paju, Gyeonggi-do 10800, South Korea
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Phone Number: +82 31-940-8345
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Korean Demilitarized Zone and N Seoul Tower Private Tour
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Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Half-Day Tour from Seoul
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Half-Day DMZ Tour including Dora Observatory

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Of historical significance

I gave this 4 stars though I could understand much lower scores too. This tunnel isn't overly exciting though the sheer manpower taken to dig it is extraordinary! As you make your... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sheryn L
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Tunnel is like 2 miles. Like 5'5 tall so is a nightmare for tall people like me. Still very cool and unique with some real history involved

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is definitely one of the highlights of my trip, and is one of the main reasons why I signed up for a DMZ/JSA tour. No photography is allowed and you must leave all your belongings in the lockers provided (don't worry its free). Helmets are provided but still, watch your head as the ceiling is quite low. The walk... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I gave this 4 stars though I could understand much lower scores too. This tunnel isn't overly exciting though the sheer manpower taken to dig it is extraordinary! As you make your way down the four-man width tunnel, think about the North Koreans who were forced to labour day and night to dig this by hand. The tunnel spans about... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

as part of the DMZ tour this was an interesting trip. a lot is made of the physical effort to do this but it's not a big effort and I saw people of many levels of ability - if you're unfit you just take your time.] there are video's of the tunnel before you commit so anyone with claustrophobia can... More 

Thank GayleUK
Los Angeles, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Eerie reminder that life in glitzy cosmopolitan Seoul is not all that idyllic. The war has not ended, the threat of Communism and a N Korean invasion is an uneasy reality for South Koreans. A tangible reminder of the evil of Communism, authoritarianism, and the high price of freedom. The film was well-done. My 9 year-old daughter said it was... More 

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Landstuhl, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I visited here as part of an area tour. The tunnel is quite striking when you realize the significance of its discovery. The walk down to the tunnel is steep and it is hot and damp along the way. The tunnel itself is very low and you must wear a hard helmet which they provide. The walk back out may... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is definately the best part of the DMZ tour. Be warned that you walk down over 300 metres to get to the tunnel and then need to make your way up - a very tough trip back up. I only noticed afterwards that you could book to go up and down with a sort of elevator cart - not... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

If you are pressed for time, I'd suggest skipping this. We did it as part of a package, but I would not do it again. Basically you walk 300 meters down a really steep slope to the main tunnel and have to walk about 200 meters while stooped down the whole way if you are tall. Then you get to... More 

Thank twicked
Songtan, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Hard to imagine the detailed tunnel schemed built by the North Koreans and makes you wonder what else they may have in place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is one of the tunnels built by North Korea to iinvade South Korea. Its existence was reported in 1974 by a North Korean defector. The Third tunnel is arch-shaped with a total length of 1635 metres, 2 metres in height and and lies 73 metres below the surface. The tunnel is sloped 0.003 degrees towards the north so that... More 

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