Yalu River Broken Bridge, Dandong

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Visit Yalu River Broken Bridge to examine shell holes, twisted metal, snapped iron, and other damage left by the Korean War bombing. Formerly a major link between China and North Korea, the bridge was destroyed by American armed forces and retains only four of its original dozen arches. See the monuments--such as a bust of Mao Zedong's son who crossed the bridge to join the war--scattered around the site. The bridge runs parallel to the China–North Korea Friendship Bridge, which was also bombed in the war but later repaired. Get on a tourist boat to get closer to the North-Korean shore and see the bridge from the water. To visit Yalu River Broken Bridge and other attractions in Dandong, use our Dandong driving holiday planning app .
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  • October 1, 2017
    Dan East station and arrived at the Yalu River shear bridge in about 10 minutes. Do so would not be clean and straight. Across the river is the North. You can see in pretty close. More Chinese tourist groups thought the end of the bridge was filled with photos of Chinese. So go during the day and no shadows quite hot.
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  • September 27, 2017
    Built over the Yalu River in 1911 by the Japanese, the area’s first iron bridge was partially destroyed by USA military forces during the Korean War in 1950. It runs parallel and adjacent to the Sino-...  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    If you have some time between trains, you should take a stroll to the Friendship bridge (around 15min walking). Quite an interesting site: the Americans bombarded the bridge, and while the Chinese cho...  more »

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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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