Located in Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju-si, Odusan Unification Observatory was established to console the feelings of dispersed families and provide an educational site for the unification education through 5F to B1 in 1992.
The observatory is situated in the northernmost ceasefire line of the western front where the Hangang River and Imjingang River meet. It offers a wide view of Songaksan Mountain in Gaeseong to the north and 63 Building in Seoul to the south. Also, it is a valuable unification security tourist attraction related to Imjingak, the 3rd Tunnel, and Panmunjeom (Joint Security Area) stretching along Jayu-ro Road in the northeast.
Since its opening, almost 1,900,000 people have visited the observatory to feel the reality of the division, making this area the best national unification education site.
Capacities : 1,000 people
Contact and Information : • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-31-956-9600
Opening day : September 8, 1992
Parking facilities : Available
Day off : Mondays (closed the following day if Monday is a public holiday)
Hours : March, October 09:00-17:00
April-September 09:00-17:00 (Weekends & holidays 09:00-18:00)
November-February 09:00-16:30 (Weekends & holidays 09:00-17:00)
Adults 3,000 won / Students 1,600 won
Adults 2,500 won / Students 1,300 won
* Groups: 20 people or more.
* Free: senior citizens (ages 65 & older), preschoolers (ages under 5)
[B1] Children Hands-on Program Hall
[1F] Lobby, Special Exhibition Hall, Permanent Exhibition Hall, Video Room, Unification Wish Room
[3-4F] Observation Room
[Outdoor] Observatory, Wishing drum for unification, Peace Tower, Statue of Cho Man-sik, Mangbaedan Altar, Odusanseong Fortress
[Public parking lot]
Large vehicles & Small vehicles 1,900 spaces
* Parking fees
Large vehicles: 4,000 won
Mid-sized vehicles: 3,000 won
Small vehicles: 2,000 won
* Inquiries: +82-31-954-6034
* Free shuttle bus to Odusan Unification Observatory available
Reservation Info. for Foreigners
4F: Observatory (Explanation on geographical features of North Korea though video)
* 10-minute video in English, Japanese, Chinese
369, Pilseung-ro, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do