Sinuiju (신의주시) is in Pyongan province in North Korea.


Location in North Korea

Sinuiju is the main border city with China on the Yalu river (which marks the border).

Get in

Railway Station

  Sinuiju Station is an important stop between Pyongyang and Beijing.

Entry is theoretically possible by foot over the   Sino-Korea Friendship Bridge from the Chinese border city of Dandong, although this option is mostly limited to Chinese citizens with appropriate visas.

A small   Airport exists that sometimes takes flights from Pyongyang. The airport in Dandong over the border will have a more reliable schedule and more accessible connections.

A way "to get into" North Korea without actually passing border controls is to take an excursion boat from the Chinese city of Dandong. These boat are apparently allowed within a few metres of the coastline as long as nobody actually gets off.

Get around


Park by the Friendship Bridge


Ferris wheel on the Yalu river, not often observed in operation


Water quality has a poor reputation, when residents apparently purchasing Chinese bottled water from across the border.


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