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[Paju] Dora Observatory

  • Address310, Je3ttanggul-ro, Jangdan-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
  • InformationDMZ Ticketing Office : (031)954-0303
    Paju City Tourism Office : (031)940-8523
  • Hours of useTicketing Hours : 09:00~15:00
  • HolidaysClosed every Monday, holidays(except Sat/Sunday and New Year's Day, Korean Thanksgiving Day)
  • Homepagehttp://tour.paju.go.kr
  • PublishedDecember 1, 2014
  • RevisedDecember 2, 2016


The excitement of facing the land of North Korea, and the near city of Gaeseong and the town of Gijeongdong



Situated in Paju, Gyeonggi-do and at the northernmost point of the Military Demarcation Line of the Western Front, the Dora Observatory replaced the previous Songaksan Observation Post which was closed. From the observatory, visitors can overlook North Korea and its various locations including Gaeseong, Songaksan Mountain, Jangdan Station, and Gijeongdong town. Because this area restricts civilian access, visitors must participate in the DMZ Peace & Security Tourist Program (implemented by Paju) to visit the observatory. Either starting from Imjingak Resort or Dorasan Station, the course goes through the Dora Observatory, the 3rd Tunnel, Dorasan Station, and Imjingak. ID must be accompanied to go to the Dora Observatory.




Information by
Paju City, Korea Tourism Organization




[DMZ Linked Tour Charges]
• A Individual Course
- General 8,700 won(11,700 won) / Student 6,700 won(9,200 won) / Senior 5,900 won (7,400 won)
※ Inside (  ) is including the shuttle lift fee
• B Individual Course
- General 9,000 won / Student 7,000 won / Senior 6,200 won
※ Tunnel is only available through walking
• A Group Course (30 people or more)
- General 3,600 won(6,600 won) / Student 2,400 won(4,900 won) / Senior 1,800 won(3,300 won)
※ Inside (  ) is including the shuttle lift fee
• B Group Course (30 people or more)
- General 3,600 won / Student 2,400 won / Senior 1,800 won 






500 auditorium seats, VIP room, Situation room, Parking lot, and others 


[Course Guidance]
• A Course
- Departure from Imjingak → the 3rd Third(DMZ Theater) → Dora Observatory → Dorasan Station → Unification town Jikpanjang → Unification town museum → Arrival in Imjingak (takes about 3 hours)
• B Course
- Departure from Imjingak → Grave of Heo Jun → Haemaru town → the 3rd Third (DMZ Theater) → Dora Observatory → Arrival in Imjingak (takes about 3 hours and 30 minutes)
※ The courses may be changed due to certain situations.
- Please accompany your ID(passport if foreigner), for if not, entrance is not granted.
- Closes every Monday, holidays (except Sat/Sunday and Seolnal/Chuseok)
- Ticketing hours are 9 AM to 3 PM, but the ticketing may be closed early varied from situations. 
- Train users must go through separate entrance process in Dorasan Station.
- Reservations for individuals are not available since ticketing is done by first come-first serve basis.
- In case of emergency, the north properties may be controlled of entrance and reservations may be cancelled.
- Seniors, patients of high & low blood pressure, physically and mentally infirm, respiratory difficulty, and the drunk may not be allowed to enter the cave.
- Places except the designated area cannot be visited, for it’s an uncertified mine field. Weapons, dangerous objects, alcoholic drinks, and fishing equipments cannot be carried, for it’s a military operation area. Actions like capturing of wild animals, collecting of plants, and illegal garbage disposal are restricted.
- Please be aware of the use of CCTV in the disarmed area for the purpose of safety and control of the tourists.


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