South Korea Will Soon Be Home To Peace-Themed Hiking Trails In The Demilitarised Zone

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
South Korea Will Soon Be Home To Peace-Themed Hiking Trails In The Demilitarised Zone

The Demilitarised Zone separates South Korea and North Korea and was established in 1953. It symbolises an agreement between South Korea and North Korea. One of the most well-known and highly guarded borders in the world is the Korean Demilitarised Zone, or DMZ. Every traveller to South Korea has the DMZ on their bucket list because they are so intrigued by this location near the boundary.

Peace-Themed Hiking Trails In The Demilitarised Zone Of South Korea

Along the Demilitarised Zone, 11 peace-themed hiking trails, on April 21, 2023 will be open to the general public. These trails will be seen in various cities of the country, like Gimpo, Paju, Cheorwon, Yanggu, Goseong, Ganghwa, Goyang, Yeoncheon, Hwacheon, and Inje. 

The Korean Demilitarised Zone is surrounded by barbed wire fences, watchtowers, and armed troops from both sides. As we can see, it is certainly not entirely demilitarised.

Visitors to the DMZ had very severely limited access for a very long time. The situation is the same, but thanks to hiking and other guided tours, one can now learn a lot more about the history, culture, and nature of the two nations. (As per The Times Of India)

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Guided Tours In The DMZ

Many of the guided tours here are based on nature and history. Species of migratory birds also fly in every year in several areas that are along the Demilitarised Zone in South Korea. A large number of wildlife and nature enthusiasts are attracted by these parks. With more such places opening up for the public, people will have more and more options. 

You can visit the DMZ Peace Road website for information and online reservations for any of the tours. These tours can be great opportunities for tourists to learn about historical, ecological, and cultural values from the guides. (As per The Times Of India)

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