Crowne Plaza Hotel Dandong
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- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- High-speed internet in room (free)
- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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... over as I strolled along the Broken Bridge.
The big disappointment in Dandong was that I wasn't able to see the Museum of Resisting the US and Aiding Korea, China's biggest Korean War museum, as it was apparently closed indefinitely for no particular reason. My taxi driver kindly tried to explain to me that the museum was closed before he took me there, but I didn't ...
... the station in Dandong, I was greeted by an imposing statue of Mao Zedong and the usual flock of touts trying to get me to take their taxi or go to their hotel. I had booked 2 nights at the Home Inn, and when I got there they wouldn't accept any of my credit cards. The room was big enough but not nearly as nice as the one in Harbin. Stepping out onto the streets in search of an ATM, I felt a thousand eyes on me, and unlike in Beijing and Harbin ...
... The first stop was at a rough set of steps made of natural rock which took us up to a lookout with views over the valley, and clumps of high rise scattered along the river. Our fellow travellers in the open sided diesel bus included a granny and young kids, so we had no trouble meeting the schedule and getting back to the bus in good time. At another stop, we climbed up onto the top of the 10-kilometre boundary wall of the park for good views down onto the temples ...
... gate and I’ve learned that you don’t really mess around with anything that looks Militant in China, don’t raise your eyes, no pictures (even though the military posts here are often the most beautiful), no Nihao (hello), just walk by quickly with your head down! So I headed back to my hotel for a quick shower and checkout, as it was time for the Hushan great wall!!! This destination much closer (15km) and a little crunched for time (as my ...
... and we moved on.
After a spicy lunch, it was off to the Revolution museum to get the Chinese version of the Korean War. My guide was a real historian and I was privileged to get a detailed account of the war from his perspective. How it started, how the Chinese got involved, the battles won and mistakes made by both sides and how it ended. It was very different than DPRK account where Kim Il Song defeated the American ...