Panmunjom, the border area between South and North Korea, was opened to the media on Friday, a day after the rival nations agreed to hold their third summit in a year later this month.
There was no North Korean presence at the Joint Security Area (JSA), where tourists frequently visit with hopes of seeing North Korean soldiers.
Panmunjom is where an armistice was signed to pause the 1950-53 Korean War, and it was also the venue for the historic summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un earlier this year.
It's located in the 248-kilometre (154-mile) -long Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that forms the de facto Korean border.
The DMZ is guarded on both sides by hundreds of thousands of combat-ready troops, razor-wire fences and tank traps.
More than a million mines are believed to be buried inside it.