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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...More
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...More
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...More
My son and I visited this museum, but had a bit of difficulty finding it. The directions from the railway station are as follows:
(1) walk straight from the railway to the shanhaiguan fortress gate
(2) do not enter the fort, as the museum is...More
This is a great treat, a free and marvellously well presented set of artefacts and images following the timeline of the wall and indeed its geographic history.
The displays are well done and most have English translation with them, the construction details, development of weapons,...More
Really enjoyed this, wasn't expecting much as it's a free museum on the way to a paid attraction [I wouldn't bother with the First Heaven's Pass, much better Wall options are available]. The museum is packed with exhibits and information, in Mandarin and English, and...More