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DMZ hiking trail to open in Paju next month

DMZ hiking trail to open in Paju next month

South Korea said Friday it will open the third and last hiking trail along the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas next month. The western section of the DMZ trail in Paju, some 30 kilometers northwest of Seoul, will be available to the public under the DMZ Peace Trail program starting Aug. 10, according […]

Group tours to DMZ hiking trail in eastern coastal area to begin this month

Group tours to DMZ hiking trail in eastern coastal area to begin this month

The state-run tourism agency said Tuesday it will begin group bus tours to a trail along the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas later this month in the eastern coastal town of Goseong. The Korea Tourism Authority will accept applications for group bus tours to the first DMZ Peace Trail, to which only individual […]

Seoul hopes DMZ meeting will serve as ‘turning point’ in denuclearization, advance cross-border ties

Seoul hopes DMZ meeting will serve as ‘turning point’ in denuclearization, advance cross-border ties

The historic meeting held at the inter-Korean border between the leaders of the two Koreas and the United States will serve as a “turning point” in nuclear talks and contribute to advancing inter-Korean relations, the unification ministry said Monday. On Sunday, U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held a one-on-one meeting […]

N. Korean media reports on Trump-Kim meeting at DMZ

N. Korean media reports on Trump-Kim meeting at DMZ

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump held a “historic meeting” at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas and agreed to resume dialogue for denuclearization, the North’s official news agency reported Monday.   During the meeting at the truce village of Panmunjom in the DMZ on Sunday, they “agreed to […]

From world’s most dangerous border to symbol of peace, DMZ making new history

From world’s most dangerous border to symbol of peace, DMZ making new history

The world’s spotlight was on the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that separates the two Koreas and the truce village of Panmunjom on Sunday as U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had a surprise encounter there. In accordance with the armistice agreement that ended the 1950-53 Korean War, the DMZ was established by […]

Trump makes history by briefly stepping into N. Korea in meeting with Kim

Trump makes history by briefly stepping into N. Korea in meeting with Kim

U.S. President Donald Trump made history Sunday as he stepped into North Korea over the inter-Korean border in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) to become the first American president ever to set foot on the soil of the communist nation, which is still technically at war with the U.S. In a dark navy suit with a […]

Trans-peninsula DMZ hiking trail to open in 2022

Trans-peninsula DMZ hiking trail to open in 2022

The government said Tuesday it will create a coast-to-coast hiking trail along the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that separates South and North Korea by 2022. The newly envisioned route, tentatively named East-West Crossing Route of DMZ Peace Trail, will be 501 kilometers in length and pass through 10 local autonomous districts from Ganghwa on the west […]

N. Korea closely monitoring Seoul’s DMZ demining, excavation work

N. Korea closely monitoring Seoul’s DMZ demining, excavation work

North Korea built a small observation post inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) to closely monitor the demining and war remains excavation work under way south of the border, officers said Wednesday. Since April, the South Korean military has been carrying out the project to remove land mines and recover war remains on Arrowhead Ridge, a […]

Peaceful, vibrant South Korea marches to its own beat

Peaceful, vibrant South Korea marches to its own beat

Seoul: The eerie silence spoke louder than the years of the ominous standoff across the borders of the world’s last divided country, Korea. We were a small group of journalists walking in the barbed wire corridor in the Civilian Control Line alongside the Han River, escorted by army staff who were pleasantly friendly and surprisingly […]

S. Korea approves budget to build hiking trails in DMZ North Korea

S. Korea approves budget to build hiking trails in DMZ North Korea

South Korea on Wednesday approved a budget necessary to build hiking trails inside the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas, a project to turn the Cold War relic into a symbol of peace. The unification ministry’s Inter-Korean Exchange and Cooperation Council, composed of government and civilian experts, approved 4.4 billion won (US$3.9 million) to […]

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