Taipingwan Travel Guide

  • Looking across Yalu River to North Korea
    Looking across Yalu River to North Korea
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  • Yalu River dam, Taipinwan, China - North Korea
    Yalu River dam, Taipinwan, China - North...
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  • North Korea reconnaissance courtesy of Confucius
    North Korea reconnaissance courtesy of...
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Taipingwan Things to Do

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    by Confucius Written May 1, 2003

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    The neat thing about this dam is that it is shared by China and North Korea. It is possible to walk on the dam all the way to the North Korean gate and chat with guards on the opposite side.

    Yalu River dam, Taipinwan, China - North Korea
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Taipingwan What to Pack

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    by Confucius Updated May 2, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: A bag of South Korean provisions including snack chips and chocolate chip cookies as well as American baseball cards featuring Korean players (Chan Ho Park, etc.) to be used as gifts for the North Korean guards

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Green Chinese army coat; "ba yi dayi"

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Always bring your own toilet paper when going off the beaten path in China

    Photo Equipment: Telephoto and panorama lens type cameras

    Miscellaneous: 1. A good pair of binoculars
    2. Don't plan on eating any meals here. There are no good restaurants in Taipingwan, Gulouzi, or Jiuliancheng. Bring your own food from Dandong.

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