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Dora Observatory, Paju

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Observation Deck · Tourist Spot
Get a closer look at North Korea from Dora Observatory. Located at the borders of the two countries, the observatory presents a rare glimpse of the reclusive northern neighbor. Take photos--as long as you are not crossing the yellow line--or look through the binoculars found on the balcony of the observatory. The small slice of the DPRK that you'll see includes a hotel and a propaganda village with empty buildings. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Dora Observatory and many more Paju attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Paju online visit planner.
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  • Very interesting place. You can take a look at North Korea land. A lot of informative stuff to learn here. I was part of a guided tour group so we were also taken to a theatre where we watched a...  more »
  • There is a mini theatre where you can watch a film on the Korean war. From the top floor of the observatory, we can see the North Korean outpost and their soldiers and a model village, through...  more »
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  • Such an amazing view into North Korea. You can see the flag towers and fake cities. They provide plenty of free-to-use binoculars for peeking in. I got some pretty good shots although I could have done a lot better with a DSLR and optical zoom lens. Go visit the DMZ! After learning about and seeing even a portion of North Korea you'll love and respect your homeland like you never did before.
  • Very interesting. Best with clear weather. A bit hazy when we went so not the best of views. Bring a camera with good zoom lens!
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