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Great Wall Museum

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Great Wall Museum

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In Shanhaiguan District, Shanhaiguan District, Qinhuangdao 066200 China
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Shanhanguan Great Wall and Old Dragon's Head Private Day Tour from Beijing
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Shanhanguan Great Wall and Old Dragon's Head Private Day Tour from Beijing

Discover the Great Wall at Shanhaiguan Pass and Old Dragon's Head in Qinhuangdao City on a full-day trip from Beijing. Enjoy a safe, comfortable and stress-free private round-trip transfer service. Shanhaiguan Pass is the first pass along the Great Wall of China in the east and Laolongtou is where the Great Wall meets the sea and was once considered as where the Great Wall of China starts. Your tour includes air-conditioned private vehicle, professional guide, local lunch, entrance fees and central Beijing hotel pickup and drop-off.
$450.00 per adult
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Dave D wrote a review Jun 2018
Vancouver, Canada349 contributions147 helpful votes
We came late in the day but if you're interested in details of the wall, this is the place. Well laid out and lots of info.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Robyn R wrote a review Mar 2018
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The museum has many interesting insights to a soldier's life during ancient times. The layout of the structures, the function of the areas, the barracks all in their original locations and much of the feel of the place intact. The restoration and preservation is well done and I found plenty of information in english so I was able pique my interest.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Cameron C wrote a review Sep 2016
Warren, Michigan53 contributions17 helpful votes
Well, if you are in already in the walled city area, it is near the "1st Pass Under Heaven" gate. It's free, so why not stop in. To get a ticket, just show your passport and head on in. It is well laid out, with plenty of English descriptions. It tells the story of how there have been many great walls over time, with pictures showing how the look today (many not good!). Artifacts from the wall can also be found here, along with construction techniques and the historical significance of the wall to China's culture. Even if you aren't a huge museum person, or that interested in the wall, it's free and can be a quick 10 minute walk through or 1 hour in depth study.
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Date of experience: September 2016
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rsanitra wrote a review Aug 2016
Zvolen, Slovakia107 contributions7 helpful votes
Don´t miss this museum. It is very interesting if u r interested in history of The Great Wall. And it is free, what is not usual in China :)
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Date of experience: July 2016
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Alice B wrote a review Oct 2015
Bowling Green, Kentucky43 contributions20 helpful votes
I have visited several sections of the Great Wall and I have to say that this museum gave me the best explanation of the Great Wall construction, locations, and history. It is a small museum, but well-organized and maintained. If you are already in the area, it is a good stop for an hour or so
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Date of experience: October 2015
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