Jeju Island is regarded as a Hawaiian Korean tourists to South Korea will certainly not miss the opportunity to see the boundary conditions of two warring countries that do not subside.So when I was told I was assigned to cover news in Seoul, South Korea, the first thing that comes to mind is to see for themselves the situation on the border South Korea and North Korea.
Being on the border of any country is something quite concern. Anything can happen, let alone mutually hostile South Korea with North Korea have nuclear weapons.On arrival in Seoul to cover the summit on nuclear security, I began wondering how to get to the border.
A tour guide told, if you want to rent a car to travel to the borders of the charges is around U.S. $ 50. The charge is quite expensive, but in order to achieve the goal the author is willing to do anything.But I was lucky when asked by various parties including officials from the Malaysian Embassy in Korea and Indonesia Embassy officials in Korea, the authors note that there are travel agencies that take tourists to the area.
After completing the coverage of the summit, the next day when other Malaysian journalists have been returned, the opportunity to to tour the border areas.
As early as 7 am I asked the hotel if they have to provide the tour package.Working at the counter told the hotel did not provide these packages, but will provide assistance by giving the agent phone numbers. immediately contacted the agent and he told me to wait at the hotel at 8 am to go to the border at some distance journey. It is advisable for those who want to be out of the border early in the morning because it would take about half a day. Two things that attract attention when he joined the trip was a tunnel dug by North Korea to attack South Korea, railway, built by South Koreans to North Korea and the village of peace in the border areas.
railway station or railway station last known as South Korea there are signs which displays a long list contributor for the construction of railways from Seoul is the capital of South Korea to Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea.
list is so long and uncertain number indicates how people continue to hope that Korea one day the two countries to forget the difference beliefs and back together as one nation as before the two countries are separated by North Korea of Communism and Democracy in South Korea.
Construction of the fact has come to the closest to the border areas of both countries in North Korea. However, after construction is completed, the communist regime did not allow trains to enter the country.At the moment the train station just stay quiet and only the occasional passenger train arrived with less than 10 people and most of the time train station that may clean the world’s most visited tourist only.
I who visited the border area between the two countries could feel how awful when a nation which are distinguished by beliefs had fought among themselves.
In the border area is also a village where there are about 500 people who carry out agricultural activities such as rice and ginseng. It is said that ginseng produced from these areas is the most high quality and sold to the government all together.Villagers consists of soldiers who have pensions and given a piece of land to live and carry out agricultural activities. In addition it aims to honor military service, it also makes the area or buffer zone to attack North Korea. This is because the communist country inimical to U.S. military and South Korean forces and the attack is often done because of that sentiment. After the village was established it has managed to defuse the North Korean attack. Thus the village, the village known as reconciliation. Children in the area are available only primary school education facilities, and they had to go out when they enter secondary school. They also can not have government-provided land for ever. They need to leave the village when their father died. Some items may be purchased in the village other than the famous wine with high alcohol rate from North Korea, tourists can buy high-quality soybeans coated chocolate products and local food.
For travelers who want to reach the boundary area between the two countries they need to make an application in advance and certainly they are not citizens of South Korea or the United States because they do not allowed to enter.
Immediately before tourists ever allowed to enter up to North Korea, but it stopped when a tourist was shot by North Korean military on suspicion of a spy.
So if you want to get to the border in which both control can be seen, sometimes they cursed and spit each other to be managed in advance for permission.However, in the area, a citizen of South Korea and the United States are not allowed.