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New Trail Brings Civilians to Forefront of Korean Military Tensions, Growing Peace

New Trail Brings Civilians to Forefront of Korean Military Tensions, Growing Peace

CHEORWON, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A 15-kilometer trail in Cheorwon, a landlocked county and symbolic border town, brings trekkers deep inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the forefront of 66 years of inter-Korean tensions where the two Koreas have begun to take nascent but concrete steps to build peace. The first group of civilians is [...]

Access to Parts of DMZ Peace Trail Almost Impossible Due to its Popularity

Access to Parts of DMZ Peace Trail Almost Impossible Due to its Popularity

SEOUL, May 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The ‘DMZ Peace Trail’, located at the northernmost tip of the east coast of South Korea, is gaining huge attention and popularity. According to the DMZ Peace Trail Information Office on Monday, a significant number of people are requesting access to walk the path of peace in the Goseong [...]

First Participants in DMZ Trail Program Witness Both Pain of Division and Scenic Marvels

First Participants in DMZ Trail Program Witness Both Pain of Division and Scenic Marvels

GOSEONG, Apr. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Many of the South Koreans who became the first civilian hikers to set foot in the long-forbidden Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) under a government-organized trail program over the weekend said they experienced mixed emotions while walking along the barbed-wire fences and marveling at the wonderful scenery of the inter-Korean maritime [...]