April 14, 2024

Landmines and luxury malls: looking North from South Korea’s Odusan Observatory

A visit to Paju, where the two Koreas meet at a fork in the river

While the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) runs about 160 miles long, the fortified nature of it makes it difficult for ordinary Koreans to get much of a clear sight of their neighbors.

But where the Han and Imjin Rivers meet, the distance between the two Koreas shrinks to around just a quarter of a mile.

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