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Despite intensifying threats from North Korea, the number of foreign tourists visiting the heavily-armed border separating the two Koreas keeps growing.
According to travel agency Cosmojin on Monday, the number of foreign visitors to the Demilitarized Zone so far this month rose more than 30 percent compared to March. It said phone inquiries for tours to the border also increased almost 50 percent.
Gyeonggi Governor Kim Moon-soo has promised to make efforts to turn Camp Greaves into a global hotspot for tourists by preserving and remodeling it.
The former U.S. military compound is located near the demilitarized zone that separates the two Koreas. It comprises accommodation and recreational facilities that were formerly used by U.S. forces.
The number of foreigners who visit the truce village of Panmunjom, also on the DMZ, is increasing steadily each year. As many Chinese come to visit the graves of soldiers from the country who lost their lives during the 1950-53 Korean War, Camp Greaves is expected to become a big draw card once it has been remodeled with more comfortable facilities.
(Reuters) - North Korea intensified threats of an imminent conflict against the United States and the South on Tuesday, warning foreigners to evacuate South Korea to avoid being dragged into "thermonuclear war".