DMZ peace trail in Cheorwon hosts special group of foreign tourists

the Turin trail is one of the three dmz
routes South Korea opened up to civilian tourists this year to promote peace on
the peninsula a special group of visitors travel there to witness whole
than Pyongyang’s ongoing efforts since the historic summit held last year 1
John 1 has the full 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 ma hill which was a key military supply route for both sides
changed hands 24 times but Horan 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 4
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 come to Korea 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 than 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
right so I think that because I came here and that I learn 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as a now-defunct guard post that troops have withdrawn from in accordance with a
September military record 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 wander on Arirang news

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