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Laolongtou (Old Dragon's Head)

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Address: South of Shanhaiguan District, Shanhaiguan District, Qinhuangdao 066200, China
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Wall, as if emerging from the sea.

Shanghaiguan is the easternmost outpost of the Great Wall of China. It was built during the Ming dynasty in the XIV century. Currently it is located in the popular tourist... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shanghaiguan is the easternmost outpost of the Great Wall of China. It was built during the Ming dynasty in the XIV century. Currently it is located in the popular tourist destination of the city of Qinhuangdao. Wall, as if emerging from the sea. And this part of the wall resembles a dragon's head. Therefore, this part of the wall is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are Aussies and have lived and been working in China for 4 years. Seen lots of places and decided to take a day trip from Beijing to see the start of the wall. We were pleasantly surprised. take the fast train from Beijing to ShanhaiGuan directly it is 2 hours if you get the fastest one. Spend the day... More 

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Warren, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I went to Shanhaiguan for the Mid-Autumn Festival Holiday. I will start by saying, this is a true Chinese tourist area, though there is English descriptions under most signs, you will see few if any westerners. That said, it wasn't nearly as crowded as other touristy areas I have been to in China! Laolongtou is a nice place to spend... More 

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Langfang, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This was one of my favorite spots in town. The section of the Great Wall is small here but it's right on the beach so makes for a lovely visit. They also do a good job of displaying some rooms that would have been used by soldiers. I easily spent an hour walking around the site and could've spent more... More 

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Went to Qinhuangdao to visit the wall it in a nice area with lots of visiting people I guess it because it's busy in August. There are 2 areas you can visit to walk on the wall.

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Zvolen, Slovakia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Cool place. If you are interested in Great wall, u can´t miss this place. Not many people and it was peak season in July.

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Thank rsanitra
Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

If you like historical sites, you'll love it. If aren't into that, you may be bored and disappointed. Obviously, I like this kind of thing. From Beidaihe, the Habin bus center (kind of in the center of Beidaihe, most of the buses seem to stop and start there), I took bus 501. I paid 10 RMB, and the ride takes... More 

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Shenyang China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Walk along the beach for nothing and be free of the crowds- save your money. The 25 bus 1 yuan goes from the railway station or the South Gate of Shanhaiguan.

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

This place had been on my travel hit-list since I found out about it, so I was pleased to finally make it. The attraction is a huge draw for the area, so we got there early to try and beat the crowds and whilst it wasn't jam-packed that early, it was already getting busy. Entrance costs were reasonable, although there... More 

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Hilchenbach, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Dze a thunder storm on 20.07.2016 the facility was closed for the public. The staff there was very unfriendly and not helpfull.

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