Tourists Re-Enact Famous North And South Korea Handshake At Mock Panmunjom Village

Panmunjom is a 250 kilometre-long swath of land that divides the Koreas where the two leaders met (AFP)

Seoul, South Korea:  With access to the real DMZ restricted, tourists are flocking to a replica of the border truce village of Panmunjom to re-enact the scene of the leaders of the two Koreas shaking hands.

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.
 

Visitors pose for photos at a replica of the DMZ border truce village which was built as a film set (AFP)

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.

The replica was built for…

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