With the successful completion of the third inter-Korean summit (April 27), the nation’s aspirations for unification are rising. At the same time, the interest in Panmunjom, where the summit was held, is also soaring. Panmunjom is restricted to civilian access in the JSA (Joint Security Area) on the Military Demarcation Line in Paju City, Gyeonggi Province. Although there are many tour packages to visit Panmunjom JSA, it is still not easy to access. For this reason, there is a place to catch the citizens’ footsteps by transferring the Panmunjeom joint security area as it is.
There is a joint security zone (JSA) set in KOFIC Namyangju Studios, Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do (about 1-hour driving distance from Seoul). On May 1, Labor Day, visitors started to watch from the early hours of the morning. “The number of visitors who want to see the Panmunjom on weekdays after Inter-Korean summit.
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‘Joint Security Area (JSA)’ movie was filmed on this set. The set includes four offices of the Military Armistice Commission and Panmunghak on the North Korea side. The Military Armistice Committee’s office building and the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) tile installed on the floor are made, and at first glance, it can not be distinguished from the actual Panmunjom in Paju.
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Visitors to the site climb on the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) between the offices of the Military Armistice Commission and take pictures of the North Korean signpost. If you look at the pictures that have been taken, you may not notice them for real Panmunjom.
On the other hand, this KOFIC Namyangju Studios will be closed at the end of May.
People say that it is a little disappointing that there are news that KOFIC Namyangju Studios will be closed one month after the many people who visit this place because of the Panmunjom summit.