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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  • My wife and I visited Dandong mainly to see the bridge and its historical synificance. It was the site that the Chinese Army took to cross over to Korea in aid of the Korean Communist. The bridge was ...  more »
  • The Broken Bridge over the Yalu River in Dandong, China, has served as a war memorial and warning as well as a monument to peace for over half a century. Visitors can view the twisted steel damaged by...  more »
  • 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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