I will try to visit northern China and/or eastern Russia on this trip.

I've visited South Korea many times and I'm really interested in the plight of North Koreans trying to flee from the repressive regime in the their country.

Which spots on the border are known for escapes? I know I've seen documentaries and news stories on it but don't know if they said where.

Actually even if I don't see anybody going for it it would still feel amazing to be at a place where I know people do often attempt this amazing personal challenge to find their freedom.

Is there somewhere near Weihai perhaps?

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    Presumably if it was well known, the border guards would watch those places..
    – Mark Mayo
    Apr 3, 2015 at 8:06
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    Presumably there is a long border and few border guards.. Apr 3, 2015 at 8:10
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    In any case well known answers don't need Stack Exchange questions. Apr 3, 2015 at 11:16
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    The article on Wikipedia is astonishly detailed about the routes the refugees choose and which problems they had. I do not think there is much too add, so I used a comment instead of an answer. Apr 3, 2015 at 17:01
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    No offense meant, but is the question triggered by this ? I must say that the longer I think about this, I feel more and more irritated by your request because you are not asking for a memorial, you want to see an escape attempt personally...what would you feel if you in fact see someone trying to cross the border who is caught and screaming helplessly while brought back to await a terrible fate ? Do you find that exciting ?! Apr 3, 2015 at 17:17

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I am sure such question can not be answered with any reasonable detailed place.

  • first of all if such place would be known to a broad audience, most probably it would be known to law enforcement and would be closed (like asking on the forum for a suggestion where to find gold in Alaska. It is useless because if people knew where to find it, all of it would be found and you end up with no gold)

  • finding places to escape and closing these places is everlasting battle, and the situation changes pretty frequently. So if there was a place which people were used a month ago, there is a big chance that it is already closed and monitored

In addition, this is not some tourist destination and remote forgotten places can be dangerous. Not all people who are trying to run are kind, intelligent people who are "oppressed by despotism". You can encounter a contrabandist or a gun seller who try to kidnap you or shoot without warning. If you think that criminals is your only problem, then what do you expect a border patrol would do to you if they will notice a random guy walking around close to a place known to be relevant for a refugee escaping. Most probably they would not satisfied that you were curious and think that you are either trying to cross the border or an accomplice which helps someone else to cross the border (try to hang out in a drug/prostitution related region in your favorite country to have a slight experience of what can happen). And at least in Russia the conversation between a potential suspect and law enforcement is not friendly at all.


I recommend you got through (amur river), Which also touch the boarder of north Russia and there are also travelling agent at the side of that river, Who want small commition to cross the boarder but, There is a lot of danger there.....

  • Do you know this from personal experience?
    – JoErNanO
    Jun 18, 2015 at 17:43
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    No, But i know the man, Who do that in his life
    – aitazaz
    Jun 19, 2015 at 14:13

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