Since 2004, more than 1.4 million people and 700,000 vehicles have crossed the DMZ
en route to the Kaesong complex.
The first thing to understand about the Korean DMZ
is that it is not simply a chain link fence with a South Korean soldier staring down a North Korean soldier on the other side.
For ecosystem experts, the DMZ
offers a unique laboratory to study nature's self-reclamation.
According to the sources, North Korea will not agree to a full-scale withdrawal of its force from the DMZ
which the U.S.
The ride from Munsan to the newly built Dorasan station, the last train stop outside the DMZ
, marks the first time since the 1950-1953 Korean War for a South Korean passenger train to cross the ''Bridge of Freedom'' over the Imjin River.
After the armistice was signed in 1953 and all other villages within the DMZ
were removed or destroyed, each side was able to maintain one village.
Trump was touring the DMZ
accompanied by South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Sunday ahead of the meeting.
This comes after the US president on Friday invited Kim via Twitter to meet him at the DMZ
in the coming days "just to shake his hand and say Hello."
The leaders of the US and the North will have a handshake for peace at Panmunjom, the symbol of division, for the first time," Moon said, referring to the "truce village" in the DMZ
. The meeting will be a stunning diplomatic scene, but analysts were divided over its potential impact.
Trump tried to go to the DMZ
during that trip too, but heavy fog forced his helicopter to turn back.
The dinner meeting comes ahead of Trump's scheduled visit to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ
) on Sunday.
US President Donald Trump has confirmed he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un briefly at the demilitarised zone (DMZ
) on Sunday.