Border tourism boosted by meeting of Korean leaders

Ever since South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met at the Joint Security Area of the Demilitarized Zone, it is reported that tourism to security-related spots near the border has been booming. The number of visitors has to these sites has gone up to 1,500-3,000 per day when compared to 1,200-2,300 tourists per day the same time last year.

The rise in number of tourists is also attributed to the release of restrictions on package tours imposed by the Chinese cities following a political row last year. The tourists’ sights comprise of Dora Observatory from which the North Korean village of Kaesong is visible and a tunnel constructed by North Korea for attacking the South.