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Yalu River Broken Bridge

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Address: No.0 Jiang'an Road, Zhenxing District, Dandong 118000, China
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Walking on history.

I'm no history buff, but I'm enough of a geek that I already knew a little bit about the bridges in Dandong (thanks to the Mercenaries video game, but I digress). Dandong was one... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm no history buff, but I'm enough of a geek that I already knew a little bit about the bridges in Dandong (thanks to the Mercenaries video game, but I digress). Dandong was one of a range of destinations suggested by my wife for a long-weekend trip and so I decided to try this out and the bridge was at... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This bridge, built by the Japanese in 1905 was destroyed in the Korean War. The Chinese restored their side of the bridge, but the North Korean half is still missing. As a result, you can now walk out halfway across the Yalu river and feel very close to the other side...

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really worth spending an hour walking the bridge; you feel very close to the DPRK. Really great experience.

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Thank damiengobrien
Dalian, China
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Visiting the Broken Bridge was completely worth it. For ¥30 per person you can walk all the way to the end of the bridge that still remains. It was like stepping into the more recent past. For us there was an bit of awkwardness in the air, being that we were the only Americans around. But that was all probably... More 

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Thank kkaaaayy
Shanghai Region, China
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

There is rich symbolism in the bridge stopping halfway with pylons standing like sentinels the rest of the way to the DPRK side. You can walk out to the middle of the river from the Chinese side to loud music and lots of Chinese flags and stare across to the other side with a disused fairground, including an old ferris... More 

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ashdod
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

There is nothing much to actually see. I'm sure you hav seen a broken bridge before. It's the history of the Korean war that makes you think about 3 years of terrible war, millions of people killed or wounded, military and civilians, and all this for what?

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

The bridge represents an important time and place of the Korean War. Another interesting perspective of history. Also, walking out on the bridge gives a great view of North Korea and Dandong.

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Thank Chet D
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

This bridge is probably the most important site in Dandong. Its link to North Korea is the reason for the existence of this city. Good anti-American propaganda can be seen on the bridge.

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Thank AndrewYew
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This amazing bridge stands as a reminder of the war that once divided our two nations. Situated over the beautiful Yalu River, the shores of the DPRK are just on the other side which makes for an intriguing view. As you approach what is now the end of the bridge, you will see the twisted metal where US bombs took... More 

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Thank ChiefDaLucca
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Joined a 8-day tour from Hong Kong to visit north east part of China, The broken bridge was one of my favor spot of visit. We arrived there around mid of the day. It was sunny and we had a clear sky. When the tour guide briefed us of the history of the broken bridge, we took a glimpse of... More 

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