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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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a visit to the start of the great wall...at its eastern edge is well worth it. nice area to walk around explore. some signs in english.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2015
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Vienna, Austria
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124 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

a visit to the start of the great wall...at its eastern edge is well worth it. nice area to walk around explore. some signs in english.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

During this month, not much visitors if you hate crowds. It cost 60RMB to enter, and seniors (60 and above) enter at half price (Any form of I.D. with your birthdate is required).

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Novi Sad, Serbia
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

This is the best place if you want to see start of Chinese Great Wall in the Bohai Sea... Very nice place and I suggest everyone to visit that place...

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

The rebuilt wall section here is quite short, but well done. If you have already had the full Great Wall experience in Beijing (Mutianyu or Badaling), this is a nice alternate location to visit. The site also has extensive military exhibits. The beach area has a small boardwalk with typical games and Chinese snacks, including the ever-present grilled squid. Although... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Enjoyed our visit to the Laolongtou area - quite a collection of old buildings (including a maze which we enjoyed exploring). It was interesting to see where the Wall meets the sea. This part of the Great Wall is in good condition and easy walking (as it has been renovated and maintained). You can wander down to the beach and... More 

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Qinhuangdao, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Some people don't like that the wall is not as big at this part and think in comparison to the bigger sites it is a bit boring. While it is smaller, it is much more manageable to walk along and climb than the big parts. And on clear days the view is good. Not usually that crowded either!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

Very very nice and interesting scenic area... Here, in the Bohai Sea, started Chinese Great Wall... Recommended... Ticket price is 60 rmb, and if you are in Qinhuangdao, take a bus number 25 and go there to visit this monument...

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Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The attraction here is that you can say you have been to very end of the Great Wall. However as a tourist attraction it is very ordinary with continual dipping into the small change for entry to just about everything.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Laolongtou is a 30 minute ride from the seaside town of Qinhuangdao and is well worth a visit to see where the Great Wall of China begins in the sea. Although it is largely a reconstruction, Old Dragon's Head is still a spectacular and unique sight. The surrounding walls, fortresses, temples and parks add to the attraction.

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Ingersoll, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

It's an interesting landmark where the Great Wall of China ends. Plenty of photo opps and markets. The great maze is fun to do. Cheap tickets. The pollution can be thick sometimes.

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