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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  • In front of North Korea's views. As no one who is not. Not even the guards crack down on North Korean defectors. Just 30 minutes or so, but I whistle heard from afar. And I think what it's not doing too much undesirable can scare you. Please note that the GPS clock end up picking up Pyongyang time here.
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  • Admission is 30 yuan. Landscape view from the bridge is also good. Beyond the bridge is North Korea. Is the border town's location. Places you want to visit at least once. Off-season could saw the tidbit to the China domestic travel. Temperature is minus, windproof measures, such as gloves, hats, scarves, boots, do the gentleman without problems.
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  • It was a very early morning in December, coupled with near zero F temps made this a crowd-free visit. Cost is less than $5 and takes about 15-20 minutes to walk. On a warmer day, one may want to linge...  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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