Welcome to Dāndōng


For most visitors to Dāndōng, this is as close as they will get to the DPRK. While you can’t see much, the contrast between Dāndōng’s lively, built-up riverfront and the desolate stretch of land on the other side of the Yālù River speaks volumes about the dire state of the North Korean economy and the restrictions under which its people live.


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$72.50 Private & Custom Tours

Dandong Border City Day Tour

9:00-10:30 a.m. You'll spend the morning touring the Yalu River area. Firstly we’ll take a walk on the Yalu River Park. Then you’ll take the river cruise to get a closer view of the mysterious DPRK.10:30-11:00 a.m. You’ll tour the Duanqiao Bridge on the river, which was the first bridge over the Yalu River, originally a railway bridge.From November of 1950 to February of 1951,  the first bridge (Duanqiao Bridge) in ruins. Only four piers of the bridge on the Chinese territory were remained, thus it acquired the name ' Duanqiao', meaning a severed bridge.11:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. Break for lunch at a restaurant nearby. (Lunch is not included. You will have a number of options to choose from Korean food to local seafood)12:40-2:00 p.m. In the afternoon you'll visit Jinjiangshan Park, from here, we can take a  bird's eye view of the outline of the north Korean city of sinuiju and Dandong.2:30-3:30 p.m. Tour the Tiger Mountain Great Wall ( Hushan Great Wall).4:00 p.m. Back to hotel.

$1200 Multi-day & Extended Tours

05 Days: The DPRK At A Glance (Dandong, Pyongyang, Kaesong)

Day 01: Train Beijing - Dandong Before starting one of North Korea Tour Packages with us, meet at the Beijing train station then attend a pre-tour briefing that covers regulations, etiquette, safety, and practicalities for travel in North Korea. Please be punctual for the briefing. After that, we will provide you with assistance with the boarding the overnight train to Pyongyang stop en route in Dandong. Day 02: Dandong - Pyongyang Arrival The train arrives into Dandong train station in the morning. You have some hours free before continuing boarding another train to Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea (DPRK). The train is supposed to departs at 10 am then arrives at 5.30 pm. Arrive into Pyongyang, you will be met by our Asia Senses Korean tour guides with a warm welcome, then transferred to the city. After that, we will visit Arch of Triumph, Mansudae Grand Monument and the Mansudae Fountain Park Day 03: Pyongyang City Tour Start the North Korea Tour Packages today with a visit to the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun. After that, stroll through the city to the Foreign Languages Bookshop and the Grand People’s Study House. After lunch, we will visit the Mangyongdae Native House, the birthplace and childhood home of President Kim Il Sung. Head deep underground to take a 5-stop ride on the Pyongyang Metro. We also stop at the the iconic Tower of Juche Idea and the massive Monument to Party Founding. Afterwards, pay a visit to either Golden Lane Bowling or Meari Shooting Range. In the evening walk on the new Ryomyong Street. Day 04: Kaesong (DMZ) - Pyongyang In the morning, enjoy a 2.5 hour drive south along the 'Reunification Highway' to the historic city of Kaesong then will head for the DMZ where we’ll hear from our guides a perspective of the Korean War that often gets discredited or unheard. Afterwards, we will head to the Koryo History Museum or Kaesong Koryo Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to learn about the Koryo Dynasty (where the name Korea originates). Afterwards, stop at the original Sonjuk Bridge, a UNESCO site. On our return to Pyongyang, we will visit the newly renovated Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum and the USS Pueblo  US Navy Ship. Day 05: Departure The North Korea Tour Packages wrap up today. This morning, you will be transferred by our guides and driver to Pyongyang Sunan International ariport to catch the flight back to Beijing.