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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Ecotourism in Korea Demilitarized Zone?

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If you have never heard of it, the Korean Demilitarized Zone is a buffer zone that separates the two Koreas. Created after the end of the war in 1953, this no man's land is surrounded by one of the highest concentrations of military in the world. It is without any doubt one of the hot spots of our planet.

However, as it has been untouched for more than 50 years, this space has been recolonized by nature: to some extent, it is a natural park guarded by the military! So as the relationship between the two countries have warmed up over the last decade, some people are now suggesting to open up this zone, and strangely for ecotourism.

So who knows, in a couple of years if you are in Seoul you might spend a day trip admiring nature, without realizing you are surrounded by soldiers, landmines and other nasty military inventions. It will not be weirder than visiting Chernobyl.

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