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Laolongtou (Old Dragon's Head)

South of Shanhaiguan District, Shanhaiguan District, Qinhuangdao 066200, China
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South of Shanhaiguan District, Shanhaiguan District, Qinhuangdao 066200, China
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Or maybe it begins here. I am not a history buff but this place absolutely reeks of history. It is walking in the shadow of history and I find this amazing. This is much restore but the use of original bricks and the traditional manufactory...More

Thank Robyn R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Replicated wall so nothing historical to see, one side is a beach with tacky burger bar etc. & the other a massively ugly port! We went out of season which I recommend as the beach was empty and therefore clean, & v few people around....More

Thank GayleUK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overpriced and really nothing much! Total waste of time. Period. Situated outside beidaihe, nearer to Qinhuangdao. But close to other attractions like MengJiangNu Temple.

Thank derekang1980
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was raining all day when we went. But it was worth it! We did have the place to ourselves, and the view was still amazing!

Thank mavwu
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We caught the local bus 25 (2rmb) from Shanhuiguan as we like to enjoy the atmosphere with the three teenagers and one seven year old. We knew it would be busy as it's the October holiday but it was really comfortable as the place is...More

Thank Armaminta
Reviewed 29 September 2017

This place is a starting point of the Great wall. Although it is fully reconstructed, I was filled with ineffable emotions. It is very different impression between here and a mountain side of the Great wall. It is easy to climb up??

Thank tamurat
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

This part of the wall is worth visiting if you are in the area. We stayed one night in Qinhuangdao and made a trip here from the hotel in the morning. You can buy tickets online in advance and pick them up at a machine...More

Thank iristaletta
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Not a typical part of Chinese Great Wall, only a small part of Great Wall and a fortress. Good modernized in late 80's Very crowded at weekends. There is no good place to eat.

Thank Bugra_AO
Reviewed 21 August 2017

The Old Dragon's Head is where the Great Wall of China reaches the sea, just east of Shanhaiguan (the first gate/fort on the wall). The site includes the great wall and the adjoining military encampment. It took about 2 hours for us to go around....More

Thank Rincewind
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

It was fantastic to see the beginning of the Great Wall, well restored and easy accessible. Picturesque scenery with the Wall starting in the sea. I remain a big fan of Great Wall.

Thank Carsten R
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Response from Armaminta | Reviewed this property |
We went yesterday, 2nd October 2017. We caught local bus 25 and it only took around half an hour. Cost 2rmb and I managed a seat. It's so easy, follow the crowd from the bus stop, around 200 m walk. We didn't see the guide... More
5 November 2016|
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Response from BrianEShenyangChina | Reviewed this property |
You have no problems as there many buses along the route. You would be better getting a bus from near the City Gate to Dragons head and doing your walk on the way back. This is what I did and when I had enough i caught the... More