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Looking out over the meeting point of the Yellow Sea and Yalu River, Dandong holds the title of China's largest border city. Many visitors to Dandong come to look out across its shores, catching a glimpse of the secretive North Korean state, which sits some 300 km (186.4 mi) across the Yalu River. Remnants of its past relations with its neighboring state are scattered across the city, from bombed out bridges to Korean War museums, history buffs are in no short supply of places to visit in Dandong. Aside from its history, discover the city's laid-back riverside culture and mountain scenery; hikes along a northeast section of the Great Wall offer scenic vistas of the city. Take stress off the schedule by using our China trip planner.
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Where to stay in Dandong

With such a notorious neighbor, many visitors to Dandong opt for a high-rise hotel with views of North Korea and the Yalu River. As a trading port and popular destination for those seeking to venture into the North Korean state, Dandong provides a range of accommodation options, from Western-style chain business hotels to budget motels. Look toward to the central train and bus terminal and riverside for your widest selection of places to stay in Dandong. Resort-style hotels near the river offer a touch of luxury.
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