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Laolongtou (Old Dragon's Head)

South of Shanhaiguan District, Shanhaiguan District, Qinhuangdao 066200, China
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Ranked #4 of 53 Attractions in Qinhuangdao
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Joshua Tree, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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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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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Canberra, Australia
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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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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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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This part of the wall is definitely unique but all of it has been rebuilt. Honestly, there is not a lot to see and price of admission is a bit high compared to other sections at 80 rmb. If you are I. The area it is worth it but I would not make a special trip.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

It is always fascinating to learn about Chinese history and culture so I was excited to see this section of The Great Wall because it literally starts in the water. The view is amazing. I was disappointed to find out that it is only a recreation of the original structure. Our guide let us know that they attempted to use... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This section of the Great Wall may not be as well know as say the one at Badaling but it is just as dramatic. Laolongtou is at the extreme eastern end of the Great Wall, the place where the Great Wall meets the Yellow Sea. To the builders of the Great Wall, it must have been the world's end. The... More

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This is a very nice spot to visit. The wall is in good shape, nicely renovated and it is a wonderful idea to know that this wall is going on into the mainland of China for about 6000 km!

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Took the fast D trains from Beijing, relatively inexpensive though you have to book a couple of days in advance unless you want to stand, got to Shanhaiguan directly and without any trouble. Walked out of the train station, past desperate unofficial taxi drivers and on to the main road where we hailed a cab which took us there, 15... More

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Tianjin, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Maybe I hyped this up in my head, but what I was expecting and what I saw were nowhere near close to one another. Very crowded too. Kids were bombarded by Chinese wanting to touch them, to pick them up, to pass them around--that didn't go over so well. I guess I thought this would be super awesome awe inspiring... More

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