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We came to Dandong to see another part of China but to also see a glimpse of North Korea. We had planned for months on end to take a small boat on the Yalu river to get up close to NK as best we could....More
There are boat tours from Dandong proper, this is not what we did. Instead, we had our hotel arrange a taxi to a pier about 20 km upstream of Dandong. I believe it was called He Kou. The drive was fairly scenic, passing the great...More
Although ridiculously overpriced (about $10 for a half hour ride), we took a river cruise for even a closer look at North Korea. With excellent weather, the ride was actually quite pleasant and it went few kilometers east of the town center for a better...More
From Yalu River Park you can see DPRK across the river. Get a closer view from the China-North Korea Friendship Bridge (also called Yalu River Broken Bridge) or by taking a boat tour. Views are better on a clear, sunny day.
Seeing another country from across the border of the one you are in would probably be anti-climactic unless the other country was, of course, the most totalitarian regime on the face of the earth. When North Korea is your neighbor, everything within eyesight is unique...More
Dandong is a busy city with a vibrant waterfront but just across the Yalu River is Sinuiju in DPRK which is menacingly quiet and a complete contrast to its bustling neighbour in China.
I travelled between China and DPRK across the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge on...More
Keen to experience something a little closer to North Korea, we set out to find a river tour. Fortunately, this isn't exactly difficult as walking for any distance along the waterfront in Dandong will result in you being approached by a barker, offering river cruises....More