Road to nowhere: North Korea's abandoned broken bridges | NK News
June 17, 2024

Road to nowhere: North Korea’s abandoned broken bridges

Crossing the rusty Chinese bridge to North Korea that stops a stone's throw from the border

HUNCHUN – The 520 kilometre-long Tumen river that separates parts of China from North Korea is a true goldfish bowl for voyeuristic travellers trying to catch a glimpse of daily life within the isolated “Hermit Kingdom”.

It is a cliché that has its roots in Western descriptions of the Korean peninsula from the 1800s but, along today’s Sino-North Korean border, certain physical reminders exist that arguably make “Hermit Kingdom” a well-earned moniker.

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