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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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The view whether from within or from the beach is somehow lower key than you would imagine, it has a quiet majesty that greets rather than threatens you. The fact it is the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We took the train from Beijing to QuinhuanDao for a 2 1/2 hour journey, train was wonderful, clean and comfortable! Upon our arrival at the vast station of Quinhuandao, we were left to our own device as to locate transport to the actual site. We found the people outside soliciting for your 'business' to take you, only spoke Chinese and... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The view whether from within or from the beach is somehow lower key than you would imagine, it has a quiet majesty that greets rather than threatens you. The fact it is the most eastern tip of the Great Wall is a kind of landmark in the mind, no further space for the wall yet it seems to make a... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Me and m brother visited Qinhuangdao in February 2015, our main point of interest was the Laolongtou old dragons head- part of the great wall of China. When we arrived it was freezing and had been snowing. This did not ruin our day as the part of the wall was lovely, especially as it joined to the sea. We walked... More 

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Gdynia, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great Wall. What it really is? For me it's only very long, very tall wall, that's all. Nothing spectacular about it. Sure, it's something you have to see when you're in China, but untill you're not willing to walk for about 10km, in this "smaller size" it's only a wall, nothing great about it. BUT if you are going to... More 

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Magnitogorsk, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Wonderful and exciting place to visit. Try to find a good company and a well expirienced guide-person. What to take with you: 1. Sun glasses; 2. Cap: 3. Good trainers; 4. Extra T-shirt; 5. A bottle of water each person; 6. Some cash; <----> Что взять с собой: 1.Солнцезащитные очки; 2.Кепку; 3.Кроссовки; 4.Запасную футболку; 5.Бутылку воды; 4.Немного мелкой наличности;

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Visited this site this year after a business trip. The area is very clean, and maintained. The reconstruction of the end of the wall makes you feel you are back hundreds of years. The sight is magnificent, and I recommend to visit the temples in the area. This is part of the great wall and also a large ancient city... More 

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Joshua Tree, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

To see the great wall of China rise up out of the ocean and begin its long jouney west is a sight worth seeing. Cost: $8. Lots of shops and stuff. Go swimming afterward. the wall here is level, not the cardiac attack stairs of Budaling and Mutianyu. A must see!

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Melbourne, Australia
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54 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This popular spot is where the Great Wall - or one of them, anyway - meets the ocean. It has been largely reconstructed, but apparently as faithful to the original as possible. It is a beautiful spot, with several other attractions in the area. Just watch out for the crowds on holidays!

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Perth, Australia
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A truly lovely spot...but feral with tourists...there are way too many people in a very small space. The place itself is great...it is just that you cannot get near the end without fighting crowds and being poked in the eyes by Chinese women wielding umbrellas with no regard with those that may be around them...

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I had been looking forward to seeing The Great Wall, and I have to say, I'm so glad that we chose to see it at this location. It was very interesting to learn more about the wall, but when you think about all the work that went in to building this massive structure, it's very impressive. I loved seeing how... More 

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