DMZ peace trail in Cheorwon hosts special group of foreign tourists

DMZ peace trail in Cheorwon hosts special group of foreign tourists


the tud one trail is one of the three
dmz route South Korea opened up to civilian tourists this year and efforts
to promote peace on the Korean Peninsula and today a special group of tourists
made a visit to witness the ongoing efforts made by the two Koreas since the
historic inter-korean summit held last year or one jeongwon has a story this
group of foreign students got to walk along the DMZ Peace Trail in Jordan
located in the center of the Korean Peninsula ride along the border that
divides it once they’ve studied a map of the 17 kilometer trail they started
their trek at the monument for the Battle of pigma a place that saw some of
the bloodiest fighting in the Korean War in ten days of fighting
ping-mei Hill which was a key military supply route for both sides changed
hands 24 times the tauren trail was opened back in June
and since then with demand high but spaces limit it has hosted some 2,200
Korean tourists but this time the event was organized especially for foreigners
to help them better understand major events in Korean history such as the war
and the DMZ like this visitors will continue near the 250 kilometers long
DMZ walking along the wire fence that blocks axis of the four kilometers wide
zone along the way the group was informed of the ongoing peace efforts
that have been underway since last year’s September 19th declaration and
actually seeing it with their own eyes it seems to have evoked a lot of
feelings I wasn’t around for the Korean War
I’m the Korean a lot of people have asked me you know how do you feel about
it but it’s never really felt like something that was there and yeah I’ve
always hoped that you know the two Koreas can reunite I think that would be
a really amazing thing and you know looking at politics and what’s happening
I guess it is a possibility in my lifetime it might happen like we are
foreigners and we are representing our countries right in my country people
don’t know about northern South Korea so I think that because I came here and
that I learned these because of this experience I will be able to tell my
family my friends what’s going on in this country and what will happen in the
future some of the major stops include a Korean
War battle ground where a historic excavation of the remains of the fallen
soldiers is currently underway as well as a now-defunct guard post that troops
have withdrawn from in accordance with the September military Accord so for
those who like to walk along the torrent rail you just need to apply through the
DMZ s website the trail will be open to hike twice a day every week except
Tuesdays and Thursdays Wando on arirang news Tauron

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