The DMZ is the demilitarized zone between the border of North and South Korea. This line is centralized along the 38th parallel. Even though it is known as the demilitarized zone it is one of the most heavily fortified area in the world. Between landmines and artillery pieces, any army trying to cross the DMZ is going to have a difficult time.
When we got to the DMZ, we had two tour guides from the US Army. While we are there we had to follow certain rules. For example, we were not allowed to point towards North Korea. As you can see in the picture to the right, the white building in the back is on North Korean land. We were told that at this time there was someone in the building taking pictures of us. Since there was someone taking pictures of us we were not allowed to do anything that may offend North Korea, like making faces. We were also not allowed to take pictures of certain areas.
This picture is of a South Korean solider, who stood there like a status. We were not allowed to stand too close to him. If we were too close he would stomp his feet to warn us.