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Great Wall at Shanhaiguan Pass (Zhendong Gate)

Northeast of Shanhaiguan District, Shanhaiguan District, Qinhuangdao 066200, China
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Ranked #1 of 52 Attractions in Qinhuangdao
Type: Libraries, Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Owner description: This is an important and famous section of The Great Wall originally built in 583 AM that played a significant role in the military defense of the Ming Dynasty. Shanhaiguan Pass is located in the small harbor town of Qinhuangdao by the Sea.
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Boca Raton, Florida, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

It's defnitely worth to see that even though comparing to the great wall in Beijing is much smaller. But also not so busy and crowded by tourists.

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Joshua Tree, California
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Seeing the Great Wall of China rise out of the ocean and begin its long journey west is an unforgettable experience. No killer stairs like the other parts. You can rent a bike and ride it. Gorgeous view. Diving available as well. Lots of shops and hawkers. Go to both places but be sure to go to the beach part... More

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Beijing, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The views were really breathtaking, and you get a chance to see a bit of a non preserved bit of the wall at the end which was really interesting! 80 RMB to get in though I felt was a little bit steep considering it doesn't take that long really to reach the top/end of this part of the wall. One... More

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Canberra, Australia
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110 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

An easy #5 bus ride from the train station will drop you at the doorstep of this beauty. A small entrance fee and a bunch if stairs await. Unlike the water section this part is not inundated with crowds and is a truly pleasant walk. Steep in sections but really enjoyable...

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Shanghai, China
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A pleasant scenic area, see the great wall without the crowds. Follow the wall inland to see the fire towers, the access stairways in mountains, even river crossings!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I would suggest to wait for a good day and then go but you might ave problem to get early ticket for Dong che (bukket train). The ride will take you 2 hours and a half and it will arrive to the new train station. From there either a bus or a electric rickshaw (you can ask him to wait... More

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Bielsko-Biala, Poland
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

There is a place in China where you can take a very quick view of everything: ancient history, gorgeous landscape and amazing view. The given opportunity is to see Great Wall in three places: where it touches the sea, the ancient fortress and where it starts to climb up hills. During one day you can hike and swim in the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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51 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

There are two options here - go and visit the Shanhaiguan Pass/Beidaihe area in winter, and see the Bohai Sea FROZEN over (you can even walk on it), or go in summer when the atmosphere is resort-style and quite electric! The only drawback is that in winter, it's cold, and there are VERY few tourists around. The majority of the... More

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Tianjin, China
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Went with small children. Big mistake. It was so crowded and even though we kept walking, the people would latch onto us and try to pry the kids out of our arms. It got to the point that our kids were crying and scared. We tried to keep walking past the hawkers but there were so many of them and... More

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New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

The morning of our visit to the wall was overcast and cold, small snow flakes were falling and the air was crisp. We manager to climb to the third lookout. That nearly killed us, but it was worth it even being overcast the views amazing. The sun started to break through just as we made it to the lookout, which... More

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