Saturday, January 4, 2014

DMZ, South Korea, Part 2 of 3 - 4/7/12

After Dora Observatory, our tour bus took us to Imjingak, which was an interesting combination of shops, history, food, and information, and is also home to the Third Tunnel, discovered in 1978.
Posing in front of the DMZ sign
 Pushing the Korea halves together.
This old locomotive is on display, a relic from the Korean war.
Freedom Bridge refers to both a railroad bridge connecting North & South Korea, and a connecting footbridge built after the war to allow an exchange of prisoners. The footbridge is closed and is decorated with ribbons marked with messages from those wishing for reunification. Both areas are highly secured.

Here's the now closed, once adjoining foot bridge, used for the prisoner exchange in 1953.
  Very poignant.

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