Today we took a coach ride to the DMZ area on the border of South and North Korea. It was a very commercialised tour with a strong hint of Americanism to it and proved to be quite an attraction for western tourists.
The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) was created during the Korean War Armistice Agreement, which ended the Korean War. This 155-mile long military demarcation line (MDL) with a 2-kilometer wide demilitarized zone on each side that splits the Korean Peninsula in half.
There is another area called the JSA (Joint Security Area) where you can see across into North Korea and see where the North and South guards face each other, but this required pre booking in advance, like weeks in advance so we just did the DMZ. However, I think the JSA would be worth doing if you could pre book this for when you are going to be in Seoul.