Though the war between the North and South Korea stopped over 60 years ago, a formal treaty was never actually signed, so the two countries are technically still at war. The tension between the two Koreas is greatest at the Demilitarized Zone. Take a look at the fascinating Joint Security Area (inside the DMZ) which represents the world’s last great Cold War relic.

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To say that the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) between the two countries is a bit tense would be an extreme understatement. Still, every year, over 100,000 tourists visit the zone every year. The zone itself spans 160 miles and is 2.5 miles long. There is a military presence all along it. At a point called Truce Village, soldiers from either side actually stand face to face, guarding their own territory from the others. To give you an idea of how serious this border is taken, some soldiers on the South Korean side actually stand so that half their body is hidden by a building. This presents less of a target to North Korean soldiers if they were to open fire.