What to do and see in Donggang, China: The Best Places and Tips

December 12, 2017 Nicolette Lion

Discover the best top things to do in Donggang, China including Yalu River Broken Bridge, Dandong Yalu River Wetland, Hushan Great Wall, Yalu River Park, Dalu Island, North Korean border at Dandong, Dagu Mountain, Dandong, China and North Korea Friendship Bridge, Korean War Memorial, Yalu River Bridge.

1. Yalu River Broken Bridge

No.0 Jiang'an Road, Zhenxing District, Dandong 118000, China +86 415 214 4499
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4.5 based on 187 reviews

Yalu River Broken Bridge

Reviewed By Ana L - Boliden, Sweden

If you have some time between trains, you should take a stroll to the Friendship bridge (around 15min walking). Quite an interesting site: the Americans bombarded the bridge, and while the Chinese chose to rebuild it, the North Koreans decided to leave it destroyed on their side, to show how harmful the Americans were.

2. Dandong Yalu River Wetland

Within the City, Donggang 118300, China
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Dandong Yalu River Wetland

Reviewed By Bruce M - Dunedin, New Zealand

Yalu Jiang Wetland is the top site for migrating shorebirds in the Yellow Sea. In April and early May it hold amazing numbers of birds migrating from the Southern hemisphere on their way to breed in the Arctic. The numbers and diversity are incredible. Access is along the sea wall and once you get used to where to go and when to be there it easy to see large numbers of godwits, knots dunlins and many other species

3. Hushan Great Wall

Hushan Village, Hushan Town, Kuandian County 118218, China 0415-84896319
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4.5 based on 70 reviews

Hushan Great Wall

Reviewed By Chet D - Shanghai, China

A very peaceful day trip on wonderfully restored section of the Great Wall!! I don't believe the area is promoted too much for tourism because of the proximity to the North Korean border, but it is well worth the effort if you are in that part of China. It is a nice walk but has some very steep sections with many stairs, so be prepared. The crowds are sparse so you really can enjoy the experience and the many fabulous views.

4. Yalu River Park

Jiangyan Street, Zhenxing District, Dandong 118000, China +86 415 212 4055
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4 based on 60 reviews

Yalu River Park

Reviewed By Susie V - Geelong, Australia

Walking along the well made path along the river is pleasant. The paths and Gardens are pleasant. Construction and remaking of paths is continuous. Statues and sculptures are worth a look along the way especially the series of sport statues from the local area. Mid to late afternoon small groups are playing musical instruments, singing or having fun. I was offered the opportunity to play an old Chinese instrument, which the locals were very amused about. There are small pockets of Gardens to peep into, a small lookout pavilion, and small plazas.
Opposite, across the road in several places there are small plazas where sports are taking place including dancing, top spinning (a real art) and other juggling. Little Cafes surround this side of the road for a meal. Fish is big on the menu.

5. Dalu Island

Dagushan Town, Donggang 118313, China +86 415 759 9817
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4 based on 17 reviews

Dalu Island

Reviewed By cody p - Dandong

Wanna play on the beach?And having seafood at night? You'd better come here to feel it!The it's really convenient to find hotels there.

6. North Korean border at Dandong

Dandong, Dandong, China
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4 based on 60 reviews

North Korean border at Dandong

Reviewed By clamoor - Cebu

The view of the North Korean border across the Yalu River was dreary. At night there are river cruises and one can see the stark difference between the two border cities: Dandong with all its flashy lights and Sinuiju blanketed in darkness. On the next day, my sister and I crossed the border via train from Dandong towards Sinuiju and the contrast between the two countries is so vast. The border crossing was very exciting and personally I felt scared when the North Korean guards and customs officials boarded the train and opened and checked our luggage. They checked and listed our phone brands. They spent a good hour or two inside the train. Truthfully, the written word cannot fully describe the experience.

7. Dagu Mountain, Dandong

Right Shore of Dayanghe Estuary, Donggang 118313, China +86 415 774 1740
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4 based on 4 reviews

Dagu Mountain, Dandong

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor China Member

大孤山是丹东市下面的一个古镇,历史悠久,著名的景点就是大孤山,山不是很高,但很有历史了,现在需要收门票了,建议早晨六点以前去是免费的,因为属于晨练时间,买票进去就有点不值当了,好像三十多元,有点贵。

8. China and North Korea Friendship Bridge

Zhenxing District, Dandong 118000, China
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4 based on 47 reviews

China and North Korea Friendship Bridge

Reviewed By Martin A - Dalian, China

The Friendship Bridge, right beside the Broken Bridge, not far from the Great Wall of China, illustrates the best approach to international relations. The Broken Bridge was bombed. The Great Wall was built to keep enemies out. The Friendship Bridge encourages trade and some tourism. Chinese people can cross into North Korea but foreigners in China need special visas.

9. Korean War Memorial

No.7 Shanshang Street, Zhenxing District, Dandong 118000, China +86 415 387 6322
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4 based on 55 reviews

Korean War Memorial

Reviewed By Abraham S - Stockholm, Sweden

This is the same as Korean war museum. In this museum you can see the Chinese point of view of the Korean war, whereas the States was aiding South Korea and China was aiding North Korea. It gives you another perspective of seeing an historical event.

10. Yalu River Bridge

Downstream of Yalu River, Yuanbao District, Dandong 118001, China
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4 based on 41 reviews

Yalu River Bridge

Reviewed By KodoDrummer - Yekaterinburg, Russia

Yanwo wooden structure of the Yalu River Pontoon Railway Pontoon Site is an important passageway where volunteers crossed the river and to transport combat materials during the Korean War. Across the river are the White Horse Mountains and agricultural lands of Korea. Today, all we can see are the remnants of the former wooden bridge, which has been replaced by a steel bridge.

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