Day 1: End Tour/Arrive Dandong
Train from DPRK arrives at Dandong station around 17:30. Transfer to hotel. Dinner in local Chinese restaurant.
Day 2: Dandong Sightseeing & Departure
AM: Visit the Great Wall at Tiger Mountain – the most eastern part which overlooks North Korea. Either take a boat trip (RMB 20) at the ‘one metre hop’ the narrowest point between China and DPRK (it is possible to see Korean People’s Army border guards up close, just a few metres away), or hike up the wall for great views. Next visit the snappily-named ‘Museum of War to Resist America and Aid Korea’ otherwise known as the Korean war museum, which charts the events which led to the deployment of over 2 million Chinese ‘volunteers’ to Korea in 1950. Compare and contrast the Chinese side of the story with the Korean version of events as well as that taught in the west. Stunning city views are afforded by the hilltop location of the museum which is situated on the site of Chinese Volunteer Army supreme commander Peng De Huai’s base prior to moving into Korea. Lunch is at a North Korean restaurant with singing and dancing waitresses.
PM: Boat trip on Yalu River – sweep in and out of North Korean waters – great for photos! Walk along the ‘Broken Bridge’ which runs parallel to the friendship bridge over the Yalu river connecting the two countries. Half destroyed by the US air force in the Korean War, the broken bridge extends to exactly the halfway point between China and DPRK. All manner of North Korean goodies can be bought in the area, from badges and cigarettes to currency and other knick-knacks. Pose for photos at the giant red Chairman Mao statue outside the railway station before boarding the overnight sleeper for Beijing, 4-berth soft sleeper beds carry you to China’s capital overnight.
Day 3: Arrive Beijing
Arrival by train into Beijing at approximatly 08:30. End of your DPRK Tour