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We had an absolutely perfect day with our tour guide - Rogin Luo - who took us for a hike along The Great Wall! Didn't know what to expect and were thrilled to have him as our guide. Very imformative, knowledgable and fun! We go to experience a part of The Great Wall that was unrestored and see all its natural beauty. Got a long history lesson along the way!

After the hike, we all went to lunch at a small place at the bottom of the hill. Located in a house, we ate lunch in the proprietors bedroom! What a hoot! Rogin is the Best of the Best! This tour company delivered for us and we are extremely grateful.

Westborough, Massachusetts
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Dandong Tour

The largest border city in China, Dandong is situated in the southeastern part of Liaoning Province and faces North Korean town of Sinuiju across the Yalu River which demarcates the Sino-North Korean border. If you want to have a glimpse of the hermit state of North Korea, a short trip to Dandong is a good choice.

The busy city of Dandong itself is worth your exploring for 1 or 2 days. Its lively built-up riverfront makes a sharp contrast to the bleak shoreline of the other side of the river. The shell-pockmarked broken bridge reminds you of the Korean War. Tiger Great Wall is a restored stretch of the Wall with a length of 1250 meters, built in 1469, often regarded as the eastern tip the Great Wall built in Ming Dynasty.

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Dandong and North Korea Guided Tour & Transfers

» Dandong Highlight Day Tour
 Tiger Great Wall Destination: Dandong
Duration: One Day (8 hours)
 Tour Type: Private Tour
Tour Code: DD-01
 Price: Starting from US$ 109p/p
 Customizable: Yes

» Beijing Dandong Tour
Beijing Dandong Tour  Destinations: Beijing Dandong
Duration: 3 Days
Tour Type: Private Train Tour (Based on your own traveling party)
Departure Dates: Daily  ( April - October )
Tour Code: BDT-01
Price: from US$310 p/p

» Beijing - North Korea 4 Day Tour
Beijing - North Korea 4 Day Tour Destinations: Beijing North Korea
Duration: 4 Days
Tour Type: Private Tour (Based on your own traveling party)
Departure Dates: Every Mon, Tue, Fri and Sat
Airlines in Use: Koryo Airlines
Tour Code: BNK-01
Price: Starting from US$ 1149 p/p

» Shenyang - North Korea 4 Day Tour
Shenyang - North Korea 4 Day Tour Destinations: Shenyang North Korea
Duration: 4 Days
Tour Type: Private Tour (Based on your own traveling party)
Departure Dates: Every Wed and Sat
Airlines in Use: Koryo Airlines
Tour Code: SNK-02
Price: Starting from US$ 1029 p/p

» Dandong Car Rental with Driver
Dandong Car Rental with Driver Our chauffeur services include airport, railway as well as private drivers to pick you up and drop you off at your various highlights in Dandong and excursions within Liaoning Province. We keep the most competitive prices and use reputable licensed private hire vehicle operators.

Dandong Car Rental with Driver from US$

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Dandong Travel Information

Train Travel to Dandong
offers fast and high speed train service to Beijing, Shenyang, Dalian, Shanghai and other major cities in China as well as international train service to Pyongyang, North Korea and Moscow, Russia.

Dandong Railway Station
Add: No.01, Shiyi Wei Road, Dandong
Tel: 0415 - 2023392

Flight Travel to Dandong
There is one airport in Dandong known as Dandong Langtou Airport, an airport sharing with the military. The flights are available from Dandong to Beijing, Shenyang, Dalian, Shanghai and Qingdao. The airport is located about 14 km to the southwest of Dandong city center.

Dandong Langtou Airport
Add: Lishu Village, Tangchi Town, Zhenxing District, Dandong.
Tel: 0415-6176500

Airport Shuttle Bus
Route: Airport - People's Bridge - No.230 Hospital
Ticket Price: 10 yuan
Drive Time: 30 minutes
Operating Time: Depending on the actual flights

Overland Travel to Dandong
There is only one long-distance bus station known as Dandong Passenger General Bus Station. The completion of Shenyang Dandong Expressway has greatly shortened the distance between Dandong and Dalian, Shenyang etc. It is very convenient to take a bus going to or leaving from Dandong.

Dandong Passenger General Bus Station.
Add:No.98, Shi Wei Road, near Dandong train station

When to Visit Dandong
Dandong has a very much livable climate and environment due to its unique geological locations. It has four distinct seasons with each season suitable for tourism. Dandong's winter is the longest of the four seasons without extreme coldness; the transit spring and autumn seasons are short with the most comfortable weather.

It is better to avoid visiting Dandong in Summer from July through August. It is a bit hot and humid, also the rainy season in Dandong.

Where to Stay in Dandong
Deluxe Hotels
Friend Plaza Hotel Dandong: No.158 Binjiang Middle Road, Zhenxing District, Dandong Tel: 0877-859-5095
Wanda Realm Dandong: No. 300 Jinshan Street | Zhenxing District, Dandong
Hilton Garden Inn Dandong: NO. 30 Shiwei Road, Dandong Tel: +86 415 397 8888

Zhong Lian Hotel: 62 Binjiang Zhong Lu, Tel: 2333333
Kairida Hotel: No.1 Fangba, Binjiang Middle Road, Dandong

Budget Hotel
Hanting Express Dandong Train Station: No.4 Jinshan Main Street, Zhenxing District, Dandong
Home Inn (Dandong Qijing Street) : No.79 Qijing Street, Zhenxing District, Dandong
Home Inn Dandong Jiangcheng Main Street: No.105 Er Wei Road, Zhengxing District, Dandong

Top Attractions in Dandong
1. Yalu River Broken Bridge 鸭绿江断桥
The "Broken Bridge" is the first bridge ever built over Yalu River. It was constructed between August 1909 and October 1911, an iron bridge, 944.2 meters long, 11 meters wide with 12 arches. In December, 1950, the bridge was bombed by US Air Force during the Korean War. The bridge has been left less than halfway cross the river from Chinese riverside, hence the name of Duanqiao ( Broken Bridge). Entrance Fee: RMB30

2. China and North Korea Friendship Bridge 中朝友谊桥
About 100 meters on the upper reaches of the Broken Bridge is the second bridge on Yalu River, now also known as China and North Korea Friendship Bridge. The bridge was originally built between April, 1937 and 1943. The bridge is 940.8 meters long with 569.9 meters on China's side.

Several over-all renovation and repairs have been done to make the bridge both stronger and supportive. The bridge is the official border crossing between China and North Korea. Now tourists can walk through the bridge to enter North Korea for sightseeing. No photos on the bridge. Entrance Fee: RMB20

3. Yalu River Park 鸭绿江公园
Southeast of downtown Dandong, Yalu River Park is about 3.4km long with boardwalk along Yalu River. It is a comfortable stroll along the boardwalk in the park. Lots of activities are going on in the park,especially during summer time. You may see the border area of North Korea from here and take boats to have a closer look.

Having a picnic in the park is a great way to spend your day; Browsing souvenirs from North Korea (North Korean postage stamps & currency notes): Renting Korean dresses to take photographs, and buy snacks; tasting authentic North Korean food and the list could be much longer.
Entrance Fee: free

4. Anti-US Aggression & Supporting Korea Memorial 抗美援朝纪念馆
The memorial was inaugurated in 1958 and renovated and expanded in 1984. The whole memorial comprises three principal buildings – the Memorial Pagoda, the Exhibition Hall and the life-sized Diorama Hall. The Exhibition Hall has 10 show rooms displaying over 500 valuable pictures and 1000 artifacts, reproducing the magnificent scene of the War.
Entrance Fee: Free ( closed on Monday)

5. North Korean Border at Dandong 朝鲜边境
So Dandong is within a toss of a baseball to the North Korean shoreline. A glimpse of the stark shoreline is one of the purposes of many tourists who make trips to Dandong. The stark and sharp difference between the two shorelines of China and North Korea is quite interesting.

There are two ways for having a glimpse of the North Korean Border. One is standing on the Hushan Mountain (Tiger Great Wall ) where you can have an-eye bird view of the river the shoreline. The other is to take the speed boat from the pier at the foot of Hushan Mountain. The 30-minute boat ride allows you to come very closer to the North Korea's Border.

6. Tiger Mountain Great Wall 虎山长城
Tiger Great Wall is named after the same name Tiger Mountain ( Hushan Mountain ). It is located by the Yalu River, opposite to the North Kore's Yuce Island and the old Shinuiju, about 15km to the east of Dandong's city center.

Tiger Great Wall is a restored stretch of the Wall with a length of 1250 meters with a sea level of 146.3 meters. Tiger Great Wall was built in 1469, often regarded as the eastern tip the Great Wall built in Ming Dynasty. In the scenic area, there is a Great Wall Museum – Tiger Great Wall Museum, one of the four Great Wall Museums in China.

Entrance Fee: RMB60
How to get there:
Take bus Line 15 for the Wall

7. Jinjiangshan Park 锦江山公园
The pleasant Jinjiang Park is named after the same name mountain – Jinjiang Mountain. The park is on the south slope of Jinjiang Mountain, the largest comprehensive park in Dandong, a well-tended expanse of forested slopes.

On the top of the mountain is the Jinjiang Pagoda. The park is free to the public. On the park, you can see people doing lots of activities. There is a pond and a small zoo in the park. It has an entertainment area for kids and it is the ideal venue for a family outing or for lovers. Standing on the top, you can have an unparalleled views of the whole Dandong and Sinuiju in North Korea.

Get Around in Dandong
1. Public Bus
A wide expansive network of public buses allows you to move easily around the city of Shenyang. Most of the public buses in Shenyang are self-service ticketing and change is not given. The bus rides to the major attractions with the city proper charges one yuan. Usually ticket price is displayed on information signs at the bus stops.

2. Double Decker Sightseeing Bus
There is a double-decker sightseeing bus service starting from No.13 High School through the Broken Bridge, Culture Plaza, Development Zone, Stadium Road, etc.
Bus Fare: 5 yuan ( a return ticket)
Operating Hours: 18:00 - 21:30
Notice: Get on and off only at No.13 High School

3. Taxi
Taxi Call: 0415-3791111
Dandong Taxi Fares:
• RMB 5 for the first 3 kilometers
•RMB1.8 for each extra kilometer;
Basically RMB 30-40 from the airport to the city center. The taxi ride anywhere in the downtown costs within 10 yuan.

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