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Another day in Panmunjeom

-17 °C

Freedom House
Freedom_House.jpg
http://www.lifeinkorea.com/culture/dmz/dmz.cfm?Subject=jsa

This moring we worke up to some wonderful traditional Korean Tea known
as song- hwa-misu which is make of pine pollen and honey and usually known
as summer tea. This local drink brings energy and good health when its drank,
which where going to need since its going to be a long day!

Near Panmunjeom in the Joint Security Area we are going to visit the famous
Freedom House. It was originally built in 1965, and then reconstructing the
new Freedom House was finished on July 9, 1998. (We learned that the Freedom House provides facilities for North-South contacts)1, meetings and exchanges,and houses the Liaison Office with North and South Korea. All that fun stuff you see on James Bond.

prop_village.jpg
http://www.panmunjomtour.com/english/jsa/jsa_16.htm

Not far from Panmunjeom lies Kijong-dong propaganda village, was built specially in the North area of DMZ for the purpose of propaganda. There are no residents except soldiers. One fasinating fact we learned was that its the home to the (world’s highest flag tower)2 where North Korea’s national flag is hanging and stands in the entrance of the village.

flag_pole.jpg
http://images.google.ca/images?q=tallest+flag+pole&um=1&hl=en&start=18&sa=N&ndsp=18

Posted by korea1 18:32

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