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Laolongtou (Old Dragon's Head)

Address: South of Shanhaiguan District, Shanhaiguan District, Qinhuangdao 066200, China
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Ranked #3 of 53 Attractions in Qinhuangdao
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Gdynia, Poland
1 review
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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
30 helpful votes 30 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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Canberra, Australia
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114 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Beijing, China
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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98 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
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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