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N.L.L. Special Tour

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08:00-15:00
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3

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Hotel → ID Check → Civilian Access Control Line → Ganghwado Peace Observatory → NLL(Northern Limit Line) → Gimpo Marine Park → Amethyst or Ginseng Center → Lunch(Bibimbap)

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N.L.L. Special Tour

Why Kdream Tour

Welcome to Kdream Tour. Thanks for your interest and support for our service.

Kdream Tour travel has run Seoul daily city tour for more than 15 years. We developed the most attractive tour packages for visitors and will continue to create new programs to meet international traveler’s need.

We help you to plan your own Seoul city tour with well-prepared theme and organized time table. You will find the most convenient way to enjoy Seoul with Kdream Tour.

We hire the best tour guides with good service experience especially for foreigners and they all get great feedbacks from the customers. They are all proud of what they do for visitors to make your every corner of visits memorable and meaningful.

Transportation is another important things define travel quality. We provides brand new and clean cars with reasonable price for various tour packages.

There is Korean saying “Even a chance meeting is due to the Karma in a previous life.” We will serve you as our family and friend as we want you to remember the time with us as a great memory. There are so much fun in Seoul and we cannot wait to introduce all of them. It does not matter morning, afternoon or late night. You will be surprised what you can enjoy in every second. We look forward to meeting you soon. You will enjoy guided tour with interesting secret and meanimeaningful.

Transportation is another important things define travel quality. We provides brand new and clean cars with reasonable price for various tour packages.

There is Korean saying “Even a chance meeting is due to the Karma in a previous life.” We will serve you as our family and friend as we want you to remember the time with us as a great memory. There are so much fun in Seoul and we cannot wait to introduce all of them. It does not matter morning, afternoon or late night. You will be surprised what you can enjoy in every second. We look forward to meeting you soon. You will enjoy guided tour with interesting secret and meaningful information that you cannot find elsewhere. Aren’t you excited about the best guide, the best customer, the best place and the best tour course?

Tour Highlights

‘Korea’ which is the only divided country in the world!!
A thrilling historical place to visit where South Korea and North Korea is faced for 24 hours!
Try out this tour, which will leave you feeling in tension throughout the peaceful and silent atmosphere.
Choice No. 1 tour! NLL tour is one of the most unique sights seeing among foreigners!!
NLL is the spot you can feel and see the vivid images of life (seeing farm village, houses, school, and community buildings of true North Korean inhabitants)
The Northern Limit line is made after a truce agreement which took place July 27, 1953. The boundary of the west coast lines up from Ganghwado to the 5 northwestern islands.
After the Northern Limit line was made, North Korea did not accept it and frictions between the two Korea occurred. North Korea has then designated a northern limit line themselves and to replace the line many fights had occurred. Some examples are the 1st and 2nd Battle of Yeonpyeong, South Korean Navy Corvette Cheonan, and the shelling of Yeonpyeong Island.
NLL is a threatening place where many conflicts between the South and North Korea have occurred, such as Yeonpyeong Naval battle, Cheonan Ship explosion incident, and others.
NLL means Northen Limit Line, after an armistice agreement in July 27th, 1953. This line is a national border of the Western Sea, which covers from Gangwhado Island to the 5 islands in the Western Sea. Nevertheless the NLL is set through the agreement and North Korea does not accept it. They recorded their own NLL, which causes constant issues.

What You Can Expect

Pyeongwha (Peace) Observatory
Pyeongwha Observatory was established in September, 2008 within the Civilian Control Line where the northern most zones in Gangwha city. This is the only place in the Republic of Korea where you can see the lands and lifestyle of local residents in North Korea. At the outdoor observatory, a high function telescope is installed. You can see and experience the routine life of North Korean such as schools, housings and farm villages vividly. Also many exhibits allow you to learn the condition in North Korea, which are displayed as well, you will see North Korea the most in this location

Gimpo Marine Park
Gimpo Marine Park is the only marine park in the metropolitan zone with the Unbong LST (Landing Ship, Tank). It provides several things to see with a unique LST experience.
The Unbong LST was manufactured by Bethlehem Steel Co. In Quincy, Massachusetts, in February 1944. Originally commissioned as LST 1010, it was used in landing operations in Southern France in August 1944 and the Okinawa landings in April 1945. In 1955, the U.S. Navy transferred it to the ROK Navy where it was renamed LST 807, then later LST-671 Unbong. Unbong LST was used in the Vietnamese War seven times, from February 1966 to December 1972, supporting the cover operations of South Korean troops. It was retired in 2006 after 62 years of service.

Information

Pyeongwha (Peace) Observatory Pyeongwha Observatory was established in September, 2008 within the Civilian Control Line where the northern most area in Gangwha city. This is the only place in the Republic of Korea where you can see lands and lifestyle of local residents in North Korea. At the outdoor observetory, a high performance telescope is installed. You can see and experence the daily life of North Korean such as housings, farm villages, and schools vividly. Also many exhibits allow you to understand the situations in North Korea, which are displayed as well, you will understand North Korea the most in this location

Gimpo Marine Park
Gimpo Marine Park is the only marine park in the metropolitan area with the Unbong LST (Landing Ship, Tank). It provides several things to see with a unique LST experience.
The Unbong LST was manufactured by Bethlehem Steel Co. in Quincy, Massachusetts, in February 1944. Originally commissioned as LST 1010, it was used in landing operations in Southern France in August 1944 and the Okinawa landings in April 1945. In 1955, the U.S. Navy transferred it to the ROK Navy where it was renamed LST 807, then later LST-671 Unbong. Unbong LST was used in the Vietnamese War seven times, from February 1966 to December 1972, supporting the rearguard operations of South Korean troops. It was retired in 2006 after 62 years of service.

Tour Included

Guide, Transportation, Admission Fee, Lunch, Hotel Pick up Service (in Seoul)

Pick-up & Sending Service

1. Pick-up service may be delayed due to traffic.
2. Drop-off service back to your hotel is an additional charge of KRW 10,000 per person.

Payment / Cancelation

1. Cancel by 18:00 one day before the scheduled tour: 100% REFUND
2. Cancel after 18:00 one day before the tour date: cancellation fee of 70% of the tour cost.
3. Cancel at or after the tour begins or no-show: NO REFUND

Note

1. Passport is required!
2. For your safety, stay with the group and follow the directions of the guide during a group tour.
3. Cosmojin cannot take responsibility for any injuries or losses incurred while on tour.

All in One Full Day Tour
Hotel

JSA Tour
ID Check

If you look outside, you can see some soldiers wearing a green color camouflage uniform. They are South Korean soldiers or ROK soldiers currently serving their mandatory military service for 21 months. All men in South Korea have to serve the military mandatorily for 21 months, but it’s not required for women. I also served for 26 months a long time ago right after college, and it was longer than right now. Military service is getting shorter and shorter. However, the situation is a lot more terrible in North Korea. First of all, it’s mandatory for both genders, men and women. Men have to serve for 10 years while women serve for 7 years, but this is just for normal kinds of soldiers. For a special forces like Marine Corps and Airborne, they have to serve for 13 years.

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Civilian Access Control Line

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Ganghwado Peace Observatory

Ganghwa Peace Observatory is opened September 9th, 2008 in the Civilian Control Line in northern forest land of Cheolsan-ri, Yangsa-myeon where was restricted area. It is the place to feel unique northern culture very close. There are high performance telescope, experience Ganghwa national defense and provocation of North Korea, comparison national defense power between South and North Korea, unification policy for endless war and the way to gather as the same Korean race, the times and backgrounds of the Korean War, and visual facilities to watch damage conditions of the tragedy in the exhibition room of second floor. And observatory in the third floor, you can look around the view of North Korea. Observatory shows life style of North Korean, created town for disguise, Gaeseong Industrial Complex Tower, Songaksan, and various obstacles and also provides screen for bad weathers.

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NLL(Northern Limit Line)

The Northern Limit Line has existed for many decades, and both South and North Korea have acknowledged that a practical separation line exists in the waters off the east and west coasts of the Korean peninsula. However, South Korea claims the NLL as the legal boundary, while the DPRK claims a line much futher to the south, which encompasses many islands effectively occupied by the South. Clashes in the disputed waters of the Yellow Sea have happened before, especially during crab fishing season. In 1999 and 2002, skirmishes resulted in casualties on both sides.

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Gimpo Marine Park

You can get on the Navy battleship, and it displays the situation during the war more realistically.When you visit the Hamsng Park, you will experience the life of Navy on the ‘Woonbongham ship,’ the naval battleship.
Also you will see a hovercraft that run on both land and sea.
Inside of the battleship, there is a theater. You will see various historical information and military knowledge like
‘the story of landing operations’ through fun videos.

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Amethyst or Ginseng Center

The colour of Amethyst is as unique as it is seductive, though in fact this gemstone of all gemstones is said to protect its wearer against seduction. Korean Amethyst is extravagance in violet since it has been formed from granite stone base since 5000 years. Moses described it as a symbol of the Spirit of God in the official robes of the High Priest of the Jews, and the Russian Empress Catherine the Great sent thousands of miners into the Urals to look for it. It was said to protect crops against tempests and locusts, bring good fortune in war and in the hunt, drive out evil spirits and inspire the intellect.
Ginseng is renowned for its effectiveness as a great healer for living ever so young.
Especially if you eat ginseng when you lose your energy, it really helps to regain energy.
Korea is acknowledged by the world because of the quality of ginseng as if it is the birthplace of ginseng.
You can experience various kinds of ginseng products like gingersnap, extract, ginseng preserved in honey, and other great quality of products made in Korea.

All in One Full Day Tour
Lunch(Bibimbap)

Bibimbap (Korean pronunciation: [bibimbap], sometimes anglicized bi bim bap or bi bim bop) is a signature Korean dish. The word literally means “mixed rice”. Bibimbap is served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with namul (sautéed and seasoned vegetables) and gochujang (chili pepper paste), soy sauce, or doenjang, a salty soybean paste. A raw or fried egg and sliced meat (usually beef) are common additions. The hot dish is stirred together thoroughly just before eating. In South Korea, Jeonju, Jinju, and Tongyeong are especially famous for their versions of bibimbap. In 2011, it was listed at number 40 on the World’s 50 most delicious foods readers’ poll compiled by CNN Travel

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