WATCH As North Korean Soldiers Take Pictures of VP Mike Pence at the DMZ

Vice President Mike Pence traveled to South Korea on Sunday in what his aides said was a sign of the U.S. commitment to its ally in the face of rising tensions over North Korea's nuclear program.

Pence's South Korea trip kicks off a long-planned 10-day trip to Asia - his first as vice president - and comes amid concerns that Pyongyang could soon conduct its sixth nuclear test.

Here is Pence right on the DMZ, a little over one hundred feet from a NK solider.