Panmunjeom is the only place where the South and North meet without any barrier or barbed wire in all parts of the armistice line. It is located 62 km northwest of Seoul and 215 km south of Pyeongyang.Its official name is Joint Security Area. It is a special district where the U.N. Forces and North Korea troops jointly defend. And it is a 800 square meter area centering around the military demarcation line.Panmunjeom located in Jinseo-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do in terms of jurisdiction has been changed over several times. At present, the Freedom House is in the South and Panmungak is in the North between the Military Demarcation Line.
The Freedom House
The 1st South-North Summit Conference held in 1998
Signing of the Armistice Agreement on 27 July 1953