Hushan Great Wall
Hushan Great Wall is located 12 kilometers northeast of Dandong city, directly beside the China–North Korea border. It was built in 1469 during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) in order to prevent intrusion from Mongol forces and Jurchen tribes to the north and to protect the northeastern border. Hushan Great Wall is the eastern starting point of the Great Wall. On top of the great wall, travellers can enjoy the scenery both China and and North Korea. The nature landscape and people of North Korea can be seen clearly.
Hushan Great Wall was built in 1469 during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) in order to prevent intrusion from Mongol forces and Jurchen tribes to the north and to protect the northeastern border. It is located on the Hushan Mountain(Tiger Mountain) overlooking the Yalu River. The river is an important natural land barrier. Wall platforms, watch towers, beacon towers, and a moat were built along the wall, forming a complete defensive system. The great wall gradually ruined afterwards.
In 1989, about 600 metres of remains were excavated.
In 1992, the government renovated a section the wall and open to the public. The renovated Hushan Great Wall is 1200 meters long and includes 12 platforms and three beacon towers. With an attitude of 146.3 meters, the beacon tower on the mountain top provides a panoramic view
of the flat plain of the Yalu River and North Korea.
Hushan Great Wall Photo
Beside Hushan Great Wall, there are some other attractions in the scenic spot. There is an ancient trestle road along the cliff near the bank of the Yalu River. The road is about 1000 meters. Some parts of the road is very dangerous and thrilling.
"Cross-in-One-Step" is the nearest place to North Korea, just several meters away. The nature landscape and people of North Korea can be seen clearly from here. Visitors can take pictures against the North Korean scenery with North Korean clothes.
There is a Hushan Great Wall History Museum in the scenic spot. The museum shows the history of construction if Great Wall in different dynasties. It make us learn more about the Great Wall of China.
- Hushan Great Wall Map
- Hushan Great Wall Tour
Open time7:00 - 17:00
Transportation1. Take bus No.215B at Dandong Railway Station, then get off the final station. The bus leaves from Dandong Railway Station at 06:30 and 15:30, and starts from Hushan Great Wall at 07:40 and 16:40.
2. Rent a car directly. It is the most convenient way.