Travel Tuesday: Dora Observatory

dora_observatory_near_the_dmz

This one you must book a tour.  I don’t think you can just show up since the next part of the tour after the observatory is the DMZ, which I have covered in an earlier post.

Dora Observatory is on the South Korean side of the 38th parallel. The observatory looks across the Demilitarized Zone. It is the part of South Korea closest to the North.

Visitors can catch a rare glimpse of the reclusive North Korean state through binoculars from the 304 square feet, 500-person capacity observatory. This site allows people to see the North Korean propaganda village situated in the DMZ, a remnant of the old prosperity of the North. The observatory is very close to the Third Tunnel (Third North Korean Infiltration Tunnel), a massive North Korean-dug tunnel which was planned as a pathway for invasion to the South if war had erupted and it had not been discovered. Can you guess our next stop? Yep, that’s right; the 3rd tunnel. Something to see when you take that tour to Korea.

F. M. Laster

“I’ve been things and seen places.”- Mae Wes

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