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Off to the DMZ

De-militarized Zone

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Map of Korean De-militarized Zone

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_Demilitarized_Zone

Its Week three here in Korea for us and where having a blast! Today
we are going along the The Korean Demilitarized Zone is a strip of land
running across the KoreanPeninsula that serves as a buffer zone between the
nations of North and South Korea. The DMZ cuts the Korean Peninsula roughly in
half, by the 38th parallel.

The main attraction of Korea's De-militarized Zone is that its (248 km long and
approximately 4 km wide)2
which literaly cuts the Korean Peninsula in half,
and is the most heavily armed border in the world.

North Korean Guard
GUARD.jpg
http://www.imjinscout.com/Kirk_Article.html

The 4 Km buffer zone between the two nations is the (most hevily guarded and armed piece of land in the world.)2 It consists of electrical fences and mines swampy waters and about 1million soilders guarding the De-militarized Zone on each side of the boarder. Wow it was really amazing to see and sad to know that the two korean nations who are very much alike cant get along.

Posted by korea1 18:33

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