Mt. Geumgang and Haegeum River from the coastal path and observation deck along the sound of the waves Goseong County, which connects Mt. Geumgang with Mt. Seorak, is the site of the history of mt. Geumgang land sightseeing. The view of the Haegeum River and Mt. Kumgang from the Mt. Geumgang Observatory through the Geumgang Gate is an unspeakable impression for those who go on a trip to Dobo. [Total length 7.9Km (walk 2.7Km)]
Linked destinations: DMZ Museum, Hwajinpo Maritime Museum, Lee Seung-man, Ha Hee LaBender Farm, HwajinPo Castle (Kim Il Sung Star), Cheongganjeong, Wanggok Village, Tsungpadae, Song ji-ho, Tianhakjeong/Moonampogu, Ayajin Beach, Gunbongsa
Goseong Unification Observatory: The Northernmost Unified Observatory in Korea opened in 1983 and has long been a popular security tourism destination. The last peak of Mt. Geumgang, The Old Sun Peak, is close together, and on a clear day you can see the highest peaks, Birobong and Jade Women's Peak.
Goseong Unification Observatory
Towards the sea, you can see the Haegeum River, also known as Mt. Geumgang of the Sea, beyond the iron wall. It is only 5 km away. Starting in 2019, the "Goseong Unification Observatory" has been new right next door. The Goseong Unification Observatory is 34 meters high and is 20 meters higher than the existing observatory. It opened on December 28, 2018, in an atmosphere of North-South reconciliation. With a cooler view of the northern lands, it is expected to serve as a base for reunification tourism on the Korean peninsula as the eastern starting point of the DMZ tourism belt.
Underneath the observation deck are the East Sea and East Sea railways (East Sea north line), which are extensions of Route 7. The East Sea Road began construction in September 2002, temporarily opened in February 2003, and was completed 14.2 kilometers from Songhyun-ri in the south to Goseong in the north in October 2004. Since 2003, the road has been touring Mt. Geumgang overland. Unfortunately, in July 2008, the death of tourist Park Wang-ja led to a complete suspension of mt. Kumgang tourism, making it a path that no one on the East Sea Road can use. East Sea When the railway East Sea runs alongside the railway, it began construction in September 2002 and was completed in December 2005, just like the road. East Sea Railway runs for a total of 26 kilometers from Jejin Station to North Korea's Onjeong-ri Youth Station, home to the Mt. Geumgang Tourist Complex. In fact, however, the train East Sea Sun the railroad ran only once on May 17, 2007.
Coastal Observatory : The first step on the DMZ Peace Road Castle section is from passing through the railroad tracks towards the coast. There is a steep staircase directly towards the sea when you enter the railroad, and a small observation deck is installed under the stairs. It is the first of three observation decks and photo zones installed in the section. The observation deck overlooks the southern sea. Down this Observation deck, you’ll begin the 2.7Km WALK. On the right side of the walk, you can see the blue sea crossing between two layers of iron bars.
Our long rails along the coast are managed by the scientific boundary system. It's hard to see soldiers working on the perimeter along the iron line. Thanks to the state-of-the-art 'light net'. In the past, barbed wire was punctured with sticks, and barbed wire was shaken to find signs of intrusion, but now there is an immediate alarm even if some of it is cut or slightly loaded or pressured. A surveillance camera near the railroad tracks identifies the location and immediately informs the situation room and command and control room. But it's the wildlife that's been unexpectedly threatening this smart ironclad. It's often a raccoon or a smaller animal when you see a loud beep East Sea So hang a bag or PET bottle at the bottom of the iron fence with the ingredients of the smell that the animal doesn't like. Sometimes, when an animal approaches, it automatically makes a sound of beasts. This is also to prevent such problems from prohibiting visitors from carrying food and sugary beverages.
Tongjeon Tunnel: From the observation deck, you will immediately find a railroad track and tunnel on the right. This tunnel is East Sea Seon railway passes by, called the whole tunnel. This railroad line is East Sea the Northern Line, which is set from Anyang, South Hamgyong Province to Yangyang, Gangwon Province, for the purpose of displacing resources during the Japanese period of strength. The original plan was to connect Yangyang directly to Busan, but after opening in 1937, the rest of the section was not completed, and the liberation, war, and division were established.
Next to the Jinjin checkpoint where we met shortly before coming to the Unification Observatory is Jejin Station, the only south station on the East Sea railway (East SeaNorth Line), which was once tested from Jejin Station there to The Gamho Station in North Korea, but has since been blocked again. The train was moved to Mukho Port in June 2008 after staying at Jejin Station. However, in April 2018, president Moon Jae-in and Chairman Kim Jong Un agreed on the recovery of the East Sea line at the first Inter-Korean summit, and then they are working on measures to connect the North-South railway. Once this railroad will be re-operated, it will start in Busan and connect with the Trans-Siberian Railway (TSR) through North Korea's Wonsan, Najin and Russia's Hassan.
<I dream of the train I want to be on, Jinjin Station>
Jinjin Station succeeded the super-zone, which was abolished in 1950. Under the Armistice Agreement of 1953, the military demarcation line was drawn, and the Cho area- Hyunhyam-Yangyang Station became the effective ruling area of the Republic of Korea, but it was already super-completed, so we abolished all of these sections. In 2000, in accordance with the 6.15 North-South Joint Declaration, a north-south entry office was established in 2006. On the other hand, the North demolished the line immediately after the war, and in 1996, it restored the Geumgangsan Youth Station (formerly Foreign River Station) section of Anbhan Station and renamed the route the Mt. Kumgang Youth Line, which is about 17 miles (27 kilometers) south of Jinjin Station, but there is no track south of Jinjin Station. Jejin Station is truly an isolated station because even if there is a track to the north, it cannot be moved because it is blocked by the military demarcation line.
Southern Limit Line: Walk through the Mt. Geumgang story, 6.25 War Story, and you'll see a dark band of concrete jaws and blue bands. It's the southern limit line. This means entering the DMZ, which is governed by the UN Military Armistice Commission. THIS IS THE SOUTHERN LIMIT LINE, WHICH WAS ESTABLISHED 2 KILOMETERS SOUTH OF THE SOUTH, WITH THE MILITARY DEMARCATION LINE CREATED DURING THE ARMISTICE AGREEMENT AS THE BASELINE. 4KM UP FROM HERE. IN OTHER WORDS, UP TO 2 KM NORTH IS THE DEMILITARIZED ZONE.
However, I know that each north and south have blocked the limit line with iron, but I am surprised that there are no iron or woodblocks here. For a smoother boundary, the iron line is raised up. There are some places where the southern limit line shown on the map differs from the actual iron book. It is the result of the North and the South approaching a little to make it easier to observe through the Cold War. A little further up the coast from the cover line, you'll encounter a railroad.
Excavator: Just above the southern limit line, at least 10 years have been left unattended. Next to it, there are all the poles.
In 2003, while working on a coastal pole, I stepped on a landmine. At the time, there was an "unidentified mine zone" sign, but the accident happened in an instant due to the carelessness of the civilian driver. Luckily, the driver was unharmed, but it's a singular example of how terrifying the unidentified mine is. Since then, all construction has been suspended and the accident site at the time has been preserved.
How many landmines are currently buried throughout the Korean Peninsula? According to data provided by the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 2016, it is estimated that a total of about 2 million shots were buried between North and South Korea. In the last decade, our military has removed about 62,000 landmines. In fact, it eliminates about 600 shots per year. The LandMine Removal Act (2013.1.2.) was proposed by Representative Song Young-geun in the 19th National Assembly. According to the National Defense Commission review report, removing landmines at the current rate would take about 469 years to remove all landmines on the Korean peninsula, and the budget would reach 1 trillion. In particular, the DMZ area, where most landmines are currently buried, has many basalt canyons, making landmine detection difficult.
Songdo Observatory: This is the second observatory and photo zone in the section. The small island in front of you is Songdo. It is a legend that the peaks over the island were the old peaks of North Korea, where nine fresh came down and put go. Songdo is not only pine, but there are small bamboo turrets, elms, soothes, and other plants. It's untouched, and the castle people say it's a place where abalone gets old and dies. In May and June, the flowers and flowers bloom, and the acacia, which is a colony on the mountain side, blooms and becomes spectacular.
Songdo, a small island, is home to peaceful flora and fauna, but in the past 60s, north Korean troops conducted underwater penetration drills. Of course, we have a special device in our archipelago island to carry out inspection operations, and an ambush is installed in the middle of the island.
Geumgang Tongmun(Gate): The end point of the walkout. It's actually in front of the southern limit line. Here is a formal, unique passage into the DMZ. In particular, tongmun is the northernmost gate in Korea and is called the Kumgang Gate. When entering the DMZ, you must be with an armed guard, whether you have one or ten. It applies to all visitors other than demilitarized zone search and GP work purposes, and there are no exceptions for military personnel. And everyone who enters has strict procedures, such as wearing bulletproof hats and bulletproof vests, as well as identity checks. Mt. Geumgang overland tourism, separated family reunions, and north-south passages are all symbolic places to pass through.
Here is a well-wisher of the origins of peace. The soaring 'Road to Peace' signs walked with the people in person, commemorating the "DMZ Path of Peace" initiated by President Moon Jae-in at the castle. We look forward to seeing this path from the castle to the strengthening of the DMZ, which is no longer a symbol of division, but a symbol of peace and win-win. On the left, you can see that the East Sea roads and railways that we saw on the Unification Observatory when we departed lead north to the north of tongmun.
Mt. Geumgang Observatory: Mt. Geumgang Observatory is 2 km north of the Goseong Unification Observatory, so you can see the Mt. Geumgang Jubong Ridge clearly with your naked eye. From 1953 to 1983, it was the front-line boundary post (GP) inside the DMZ. It is about 800 meters from the southern limit line and 1.2 km from the military demarcation line (M).
It was renovated in May 1992 and remodeled as of December 2009. In 1993, the reunification observatory expanded the driveway, but civilians were banned from entering the country because they feared it would provoke the North after Kim il-sung's death in 1994. Beyond the highlands just in front of the left, you can clearly see the Mt. Geumgang Jubong ridge and the Three-Day Gun, the best of the Kanto Palgyong, and at the front, the railroad that connects north to the East Sea-line road, where the separated family reunion group moved to The Ongjeong-ri, seems close to hand. On the right side of the East Sea, you'll see a panoramic view of the Haegeum River called Mt. Geumgang of the Sea, the lake known as the <Sun and the Woodman> as the backdrop, Buddha rocks, sagong rocks, and the outer spine. If you look back and look south, you can enjoy the cool scenery by looking out to the Unification Observatory and Hwajinpo, where the path of peace departed.