Thursday, 27 June 2013

Nuri Peace Park and a Return to the DMZ: Part 1

A few weeks ago, on our second day in Paju, Angela and I visited Imjingak DMZ park, as well as the nearby Nuri Peace Park. We'd already been on a DMZ tour back in winter, but it was interesting to visit a different section of this buffer-zone that separates South Korea from its neighbour to the north. Nuri Peace Park, which is dedicated to the reunification of the two Koreas, is close by, and was one of the most peaceful and colourful places either of us had visited in Korea.

This memorial to the Korean War stands near Imjingak Station.
The park exhibits vehicles and weapons of the Korean War.

A locomotive that would once have carried goods to the north is stopped short by a stone buffer.

Another old locomotive stands right by the DMZ fence.
Angela puts on her war stance. It was a sweltering hot day, we were both a little agitated, and consequently we couldn't resist attacking one another with our ice-cold water bottles.

Gazing out towards North Korea.
A pretty little park right next to the DMZ.

Images of a unified Korea.
Imjingak Observatory.

Soon we went down towards Nuri Peace Park. On the way we stopped off at a fountain area to cool down.

We had to get in on the fountain action ourselves.

Click here to continue the adventure in Part 2!

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