[Pexers Write-Ups] A Soldier’s Story Pt 3 – Destinatin: Paju #Justice4KHJ #Pray4KHJ #SupportTBoKHJalbum #TheBestOfKHJalbum
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Paju, a historically important area as the site for the twin Buddha statues and pavilions is now a progressive city in the Geonggi-do province. Home to LG factory, publishing books, thus is called Book City, it has Panmunjom where the armistice agreement between North and South Korea was signed in July,1953 and the most sensitive area known as the Demilitarize Zone. It has become a tourist attraction in spite of or because of it being the border between two Koreas now the world’s most fortified and dangerous place .
This is the Paju KIm Hyun Joong ‘s destination for now and for the rest of his military service of less than 20 months.A respite from the bustling ambiance of Seoul, yet the seeming tranquility lies its contradiction: beauty and danger existing side by side.
Not far from Seoul and Inchon airport Paju is accessible to both by private and public means of transportation in an hour. Ilsan where Hyun Joong’s parents’ Jaksal chicken house is located is only about 25 minutes away. Are you thinking what I am thinking? HJ can easily hop in a bus when he is already allowed to take leave, bring his army friends over there, even serve and wash the dishes after seeing oma and apa.
Besides being buffer to and guarding the nation’s capital, Paju boasts of being a naturally preservation sanctuary of endangered species, less polluted, has lush farming areas and lower cost pf living compared to Metro Seoul. It is no wonder the population of the city is steadily increasing even being the home of SK’s border patrol, the US army camp Bonifas and the round the clock ever watchful eyes of NK border soldiers.
If you are planning to visit Paju in the hope of seeing HJ by chance just know that you can go to the DMZ only by accredited tour. As guests your movements are highly restricted and will be heavily escorted.
Thanks to my sources in the internet