The Third Tunnel
The Third Tunnel
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Duane B
West Des Moines, IA32 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
I was not real sure what to expect. You do need to be in good shape the decend down is easy but coming back up you have to stop a few places to catch your breath. I don't know that it's worth it really it's just a tunnel. The history of it is whats more interesting than anything. So it's hard to recommend going down but at same time if you are there check it out
Written 27 May 2024
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Lance H
Boerne, TX1,260 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
This is a very unique place. Two countries separated, yet connected with these tunnels. The trip into the tunnel is worthwhile and a good long walk. No photos. Our guide told us we actually left the DMZ and were in North Korea while in the tunnel. I"m not sure if that is true, but I'm glad i went. I would recommend this.
Written 30 March 2020
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mjwise518
Sacramento, CA11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This was a fantastic experience. I am a little claustrophobic and was concerned about how I would do with the narrow tunnel but it was fine. The monorail was down when we went so the only way in and out was by walking which was a fantastic way to stretch your legs and get in a little cardio. Walking through the tunnel and seeing the markings for the dynamite was really cool. Our guide was also very sweet and informative. I highly recommend this experience.
Written 14 November 2022
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
The "Half Day DMZ tour" being very touristy left us pretty disappointed.
Most things on this tour are very commercialized to gain tours money from this world famous conflict.
Almost the only authentic thing on the tour was this tunnel. All attractions around this tunnel are Disney like (DMZ sign, life size plastic soldiers in uniforms,...).
Basically, you descend down to see a simple primitive tunnel of 200-300 m length and that's it, but again it's original. It was dug by North to attack South along with few another tunnels. The story how it was found is very interesting.

Beware, if claustrophobic don't go down. Same applies if your not in good physical shape - the path down is very steep and long. Many of us got breathless (including me) on the way back up. No photos down, you must leave all your belonging in lockers.
Written 12 May 2023
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland10,933 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
Really enjoyed the visit to the Third Tunnel as oart of my DMZ tour. It gives fascinating Insight into the nature of the conflict between the two Koreas.
The North Built this massive tunnel with a view to invading the South. When it was discovered they passed it off as a coal mine!
There is a steep descent into the tunnel built by the South Koreans to meet the tunnel. You walk for a couple of hundred metres until you sre only 170m. Away from the Northern limit of the DMZ.
You need to be reasonably fit but it's not too bad, a lot of crouching and them a long ascent back to the surface. But if you're able bodied you'll be okay.
No photos allowed inside the tunnel and they give you an mandatory hard hat- which believe me you'll need!
Theres a good museum and a short 8ish minute film. A brilliant thing to visit.
Written 10 July 2019
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sandia1993
Albuquerque, NM96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
Not for the faint hearted or physically impaired! A bit of shopping and history at the entrance to the tunnel, no cameras, phones etc. allowed in the tunnel, they have lockers.

A steep incline tunnel down but level footing and high enough ceilings that the South Koreans built to make the uncovered North Korean tunnel a tourist attraction. Once you get to the North Korean dug tunnel it gets crazy. About 1/4 mile long, the tunnel has extremely low ceilings, averaging 5 feet, so be prepared to stoop the entire way. Only a couple places for me to stand up straight (I'm 5'10''). The end might feel anticlimactic to some, but it is about the Journey!!!
You have to wear helmets because to ceiling is so jagged and low. The walls are covered in coal dust because after the tunnel was discovered the North Koreans abandoned it and tried to disguise it. After the Korean war it is thought the North Koreans hand dug tens or possibly more infiltration tunnels with prisoners to reach Seoul and overrun it with troops. Several have been discovered so far over the years.

A really interesting historical experience!
Written 20 July 2018
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born2travelit
Cesena, Italy17,137 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Couples
this is a quite interesting visit. we enjoyed a lot the movie prjection even if we hoped it lasted a bit more. the visit at the tunnel is interesting but it would be much more if there d be some explanation along the way
Written 13 September 2014
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Samson y
99 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
Before you enter there are lockers rooms to put all your things. No camera fons or bags are allowed.

The tunnel is going downwards and takes total of 40 to 50mins to go down and back again.

It is not advisable for old people or with frails legs, or weak feet due to coming up is a challenge.

I didnt feel claustrophobic from the few 100 meters, but reaching the end of the tunnel is getting smaller but still ok for me.

Inside the tunnel is airconditioned so compared to the hot temperature outside, it is great experience.

There are designated smoking areas for smokers and shops for refreshment. We bought the whiskey as it is highly recommended.
Written 5 August 2019
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Patrick K
Llandyrnog, UK952 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
We enjoyed the visit as part of a DMZ tour but there’s not much to see at the end of the tunnel. The walk back is quite exerting
Written 16 June 2019
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Deborah W
Melbourne, Australia47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Visiting the Third Tunnel was both interesting and a little disappointing. After walking down the very steep incline you reach the flat part of the tunnel, where the walls close in and head height is very low (you have to wear a helmet). When reaching the end of the tunnel - a wall at the barrier to the North Korean side - there isn't much to see, so you turn around and walk out again. It's a very do-able walk for anyone reasonably fit, but I wouldn't recommend it for anyone with asthma, a heart condition, or suffering from claustrophobia. I got the most out the experience by trying to ignore the hundreds of other tourists in the tunnel and putting myself mentally in the shoes of the people who dug the tunnel in the first place. Whichever side they were from, it's an impressive feat.
Written 24 May 2019
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