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Irwon-gol Destination Guide

Explore Irwon-gol in North Korea

Irwon-gol in the region of North Korea (general) is a town in North Korea - some 90 mi or ( 145 km ) South-East of Pyongyang , the country's capital city .

Interactive map of Irwon-gol

Current time in Irwon-gol is now 06:50 AM (Monday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Pyongyang " with a UTC offset of 9 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Daejeon, Daegu, Seoul, Busan, and Munsan. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Daejeon . We saw some video on the web . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Where to go and what to see in Irwon-gol ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


DMZ Tour Part II

3:33 min by Dave Davis
Views: 27940 Rating: 5.00

This is of the MAC Building. Otherwise known as Building T2. ..

Korea Travel (200901) 2 - 韓国旅行記 軍事境界線ツアー

1:57 min by masarukamikura
Views: 7302 Rating: 3.22

韓国軍事境界線ツアー。Dorasan Station Seoul DMZ tour ..

Passing through Kaesong city in North Korea (DPRK)

0:56 min by nilov71
Views: 3588 Rating: 5.00

On the way back to Pyongyang from DMZ, we passed through Kaesong city. At the end of the clip, note the girl hiding from us as we were waving. I also recommend: "Passing through Nampo" "Pyong ..

North Korean Junket - part 3

9:52 min by MrSweihan
Views: 3291 Rating: 3.86

This documentary is a look at a North Korean propaganda march from 2004. The trip was organized by a group called the Korean Friendship Association. A group of westerners are taken on a tour of North ..

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Interesting facts about this location

Joint Security Area

The Joint Security Area (JSA) is the only portion of the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) where South and North Korean forces stand face-to-face. It is often called the "Truce Village" in both the media and various military accounts. The JSA is used by the two Koreas for diplomatic engagements and, until March 1991, was also the site of military negotiations between North Korea and the United Nations Command (UNC).

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 37.96 126.68 (Lat./Long.); Less than 4 km away
Tags: Aftermath of the Korean War, Korean Demilitarized Zone

Camp Bonifas

Camp Bonifas was a United Nations Command military post located 400 meters south of the southern boundary of the Korean Demilitarized Zone. It was 2,400 meters south of the military demarcation line and lies within the Joint Security Area (JSA), also known as Panmunjom. The Military Demarcation Line (or 38th Parallel) forms the border between South Korea (the Republic of Korea) and North Korea (the Democratic People's Republic of Korea). It was returned to the Republic of Korea in 2006.

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Located at 37.93 126.72 (Lat./Long.); Less than 4 km away
Tags: Korean Demilitarized Zone, Military facilities of the United States in South Korea, United States Army posts

Axe murder incident

The axe murder incident (Korean: 판문점 도끼살인사건, 板門店도끼殺人事件,도끼蠻行事件) was the killing of two United States Army officers by North Korean soldiers on August 18, 1976, in the Joint Security Area (JSA) located in the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). The U.S. officers had been part of a work party cutting down a tree in the JSA. Three days later, the U.S.

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Located at 37.96 126.67 (Lat./Long.); Less than 4 km away
Tags: 1976 in North Korea, 1976 in South Korea, Axe murder, Conflicts in 1976, Deaths by blade weapons, History of North Korea, History of South Korea, Individual trees, Korean Demilitarized Zone, Military history of North Korea, Military operations involving the United States, North Korea–United States relations, Trees

Korean Demilitarized Zone

The Korean Demilitarized Zone is a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula that serves as a buffer zone between North and South Korea which runs along the 38th parallel north. The DMZ cuts the Korean Peninsula roughly in half, crossing the 38th parallel on an angle, with the west end of the DMZ lying south of the parallel and the east end lying north of it.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 37.96 126.67 (Lat./Long.); Less than 4 km away
Tags: Aftermath of the Korean War, Korean Demilitarized Zone, North Korea–South Korea border, Separation barriers, Zones

Bridge of No Return

Located in the Joint Security Area (JSA), the so-called "Bridge of No Return" crosses the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) between North Korea and South Korea. It was used for prisoner exchanges at the end of the Korean War in 1953. The name originates from the claim that many war prisoners captured by the United States did not wish to return home. The prisoners were brought to the bridge and given the choice to remain in the country of their captivity or cross over to the other country.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 37.96 126.67 (Lat./Long.); Less than 4 km away
Tags: Bridges in North Korea, Bridges in South Korea, International bridges, Korean Demilitarized Zone, Korean migration, North Korea–South Korea border crossings, Prisoner exchanges