Panmunjom is a 250 kilometre-long swath of land that divides the Koreas where the two leaders met (AFP)
With a low cement block between them marking the “border”, they shake hands as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in did when they met at Panmunjom on April 27.
Many visitors joined hands and hopped over the mock Military Demarcation Line to the “North” and back, re-enacting the scene that was broadcast live.
“My children urged me to come here after they saw the the famous scene on TV at school class,” Park Sook-hyun, a 44-year-old housewife, told AFP.
Chung O-Chul, 46, said he came from the southern city of Changwon to see the replica and “celebrate reconciliation” between the two Koreas.
“But I was overwhelmed by this huge crowd”, he said.
Panmunjom, known as the Joint Security Area, is inside the Demilitarized Zone, a 250 kilometre (155-mile)-long swath of land that divides the Korean peninsula.
Despite its name, the DMZ is among the most heavily fortified areas on the planet and the Joint Security Area is the only place where soldiers from the North and South stand face-to-face.
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