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Great Wall at Shanhaiguan Pass (Zhendong Gate)

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Address: Northeast of Shanhaiguan District, Shanhaiguan District, Qinhuangdao 066200, China
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Description: This is an important and famous section of The Great Wall originally built...
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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I was their over 15 years ago. No-one spoke any english. Public transport was a taxi as there were few buses. There was a hotel up from the beach which had great views at night... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

As well as the entry fee there seemed to be a small fee charged to do anything or go anywhere. Continual dipping into pocket for small entry fees.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Having been here before this return trip was a let down, the place has been redeveloped and much of the new builings are unused, a lot of the old charector of the place has gone as it becomes more and more a copy of everywhere else, losing its individuality

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I was their over 15 years ago. No-one spoke any english. Public transport was a taxi as there were few buses. There was a hotel up from the beach which had great views at night. Lucky then I had a Chinese friend from Shenyang.

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Ingersoll, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

It's the last pass in the Great Wall before it meets the North China Sea. There's a market there with all kinds of interesting things. They make peanut cake by pounding peanuts with mallets, adding honey and cooking it. Really tasty. Great walk around the wall.

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Mangalore, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

One of the major tourist attractions of the world and probably the most famous tourist attraction in China. There are several points in china where you can visit the great wall. Lots of history attached to the place. Also has architectural significance since it was built so long ago

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I can not say enough great things about this place! It is an absolute dream to have visited it! Wonderful staff, wonderful place, great multilingual service! Was easily the best historic site I visited in China!

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Boca Raton, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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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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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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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Perth, Australia
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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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