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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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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 6, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The name refers to the shape of the bastion that sticks out into the water and forms the Eastern terminus of the Great Wall. Attached is a garrison fort. The whole is a restoration/reconstruction that is very popular with Chinese tourists and rarely visited by outsiders because Shanhaiguan is not on the beaten tourist path. Combine this with First Pass... More 

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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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