NORTH KOREA PEACE MUSEUM

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Located just over a kilometre from the DMZ, the peace Museum is the last vestige of the old village of Panmujeon. It is the gateway to the demilitarized zone and it exhibits many photos and objects related to the Korean War such as weapons or tools but also tributes to North Koreans that were abducted and tortured by Americans and South Koreans. The entire exhibition honours the glory of Pyongyang. Two tables with the signed version of the South/North agreement, each with its flag (one North Korean, the other UN) are installed in the centre of the main room, at the same place where the document was signed. A dove, a symbol of peace, is hung on the outside of the hut: first inside, it was moved at the request of the Americans who assimilated it to a Communist symbol when the armistice was signed in 1953. You can take pictures of the guards and it is even possible to make a group photo with them. Be careful however to keep an appropriate attitude, the area although a priori safe place for foreigners, remains sensitive. The Museum is also an opportunity to ask the guides what the North Koreans ' vision of reunification is.

NORTH KOREA PEACE MUSEUM
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  Panmunjeon 판문점 - Dmz 한반도 한반도 비무장 지대 지대
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