Attractions

Walls in Dāndōng

Tiger Mountain Great Wall

About 20km northeast of Dāndōng, this steep, restored stretch of the Wall, known as Tiger Mountain Great Wall, was built during the Ming dynasty and runs parallel to the North Korean border. Unlike other sections of…
Bridge in Dāndōng

Broken Bridge

In 1950, during the Korean War, American troops ‘accidentally’ bombed the original steel-span bridge between North Korea and China. The North Koreans dismantled the bridge less than halfway across the river, leaving…
Pagoda in Dāndōng

Jǐnjiāng Pagoda

The highest point for kilometres, this pagoda sits atop Jǐnjiāng Shān in the park of the same name. The views across to North Korea are unparalleled and the park itself (a former military zone) is a well-tended expa…
Street in Dāndōng

Korea Street

Dāndōng may sell Korean culture at the river, but this street is the epicentre of South and North Korean daily life in the city. Local Koreans visit the hairdressers and grocery stores here, and visitors and locals …
Museum in Dāndōng

Museum to Commemorate US Aggression

With everything from statistics to shells, this comprehensive museum offers Chinese and North Korean perspectives – they take the view that they won it – on the war with the US-led UN forces (1950–53). There are goo…
Park in Dāndōng

Yālù Jiāng Park

For views of the border, stroll along the narrow riverfront Yālù Jiāng Park, which faces the North Korean city of Sinuiju. You can have your photo taken (¥10 each) in Korean costumes and sometimes catch locals danci…