The wheels on the bus go round and round…
Situated in China’s frontier area, Dandong has always been a vital fortress of great military importance. Except the coastal plain, majority of the city’s territory is seated in the vast mountainous and hilly area in eastern Liaoning. Medium and low mountains in the north, hilly area in the south and the coastal plain in south fringes of Dandong.
Today we boarded the bus with our friends and the hiking group EARLY, 6 am SHARP ( had to get up at 4am) and it was off to Dandong for the day to hike. Not a difficult hike this time. We spent more time traveling there and back then hiking but a beautiful hike! 100 Waterfall Scenic area has waterfalls, springs, and mountain and stone views. The springs, form nearly 100 large and small waterfalls and also a large group of ladder falls. It was so beautiful and very icy, but the interesting trails and waterfalls made me think I’d love to see this place in the summer. What amazed me too was how close we were to North Korean and the border…just over the mountain.
As much as I love living in a large city, I like to get out to the country and see the countryside of China. It’s just so interesting. The little communities are all decked out with Chinese Lanterns for Spring Festival and it’s beautiful. I think I would love to stay in one of these places for a few days to experience life there but David thinks I wouldn’t. Hey, they have satellite, I am sure they have internet 🙂
Then the mountains, with a bit of snow and the hiking trails…ahhh…what a great day!