* Date : 2018-04-26
The Yellow Sea along the inter-Korean border has been a contentious area, ripe for armed conflict. That naturally imposed numerous, strict restrictions on the five northwestern border islands on the west coast. Among the five northwestern border islands on the Yellow Sea, Baengnyeongdo Island the furthest north and only a mere 14km away from North Korea's mainland. Everyone desires peace on the Korean peninsula, but the fishermen on the island are more desperately longing for it for the sake of their livelihoods. Let's visit the island to feel their anticipation.
The Korean peninsula is at a crucial turning point now. For the first time in many years, there is an opportunity for the two Koreas and the U.S. to come together to reduce tensions and build a new path for peace and cooperation, not to mention denuclearization. But the question is "how." Take a look at the previous cases of denuclearization to discuss the ideal options for the Korean peninsula.
Gyodong-do Island sits within the Civilian Access Control Line and is known for its pristine, peaceful environment... a great respite from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Hidden behind the breathtaking natural landscape, however, is decades of sorrow and nostalgia for the homeland across the water. To soothe away the hole of longing, some 50 locals gathered together at Bravo Youth to share their nostalgic memories and pass down their stories using the medium of food. Visit Bravo Youth to hear their stories.
Improved inter-Korean relations have been drawing the public's interest to the epicenter of Korea's tragic history. Due to severed ties and restricted public access, nature is well preserved here. Yanggu-gun in Gangwon-do Province within the Demilitarized Zone is considered one of the best-preserved areas. Let's go to the site where the tragedy of the war and natural beauty harmonize.