North Korea: Korean DMZ

DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) runs along the 38th parallel, dividing the Korean Peninsula into two halves – the thriving socialist north and the rotting capitalist south (official perspective). At the western end, near the town of Kaesong, is the Joint Security Area where all the negotiations took place in 1953 and since then. From the north, you can visit pretty much everything – come within just feet of the demarcation line, visit all the rooms and see all the tables were the agreements were signed, pose with smiling North Korean soldiers, and even zoom in on the South Korean flag waving just across the border. Technically, north and south are still at war. And the soldiers stare at each other face-to-face 24/7.