Dandong Korean War Memorial

Memorial to the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea (Korea War)

Memorial to the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea (Korea War) by Derek Harkness. Sourced via Flickr under All rights reserved.

In 1950, China went to the aid of North Korea in fighting against the UN forces that occupied South Korea. The city of Dandong, situated on the border with North Korea, is the site of China's national memorial to the soldiers of this war. The Korean War Memorial sits at the top of a small hill, overlooking the city and the Yalu river with views across into Korea. The memorial contains an extensive museum which tells the story of the war from the Chinese perspective.

Map showing location of Dandong Korean War Memorial

Above: Location of Dandong Korean War Memorial in Dandong, Liaoning, China