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Great Wall at Shanhaiguan Pass (Zhendong Gate)

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Address: Northeast of Shanhaiguan District, Shanhaiguan District, Qinhuangdao 066200, China
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This is an important and famous section of The Great Wall originally built...

This is an important and famous section of The Great Wall originally built in 583 AM that played a significant role in the military defense of the Ming Dynasty. Shanhaiguan Pass is located in the small harbor town of Qinhuangdao by the Sea.

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Visited during Jan 2011

Went for Business trip. But had time to see Great wall of china which is the begining place. That too with Ice snow. Played with Collegaues. Place was clean and least... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for Business trip. But had time to see Great wall of china which is the begining place. That too with Ice snow. Played with Collegaues. Place was clean and least crowded. PS: not able select old date.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I got to the area from Beidaihe paying 10 RMB for the bus. I bought a combo ticket for 120 RMB (includes Old Dragon's Head, and restricted/additional fee sites inside Shanhaiguan). I really enjoy these kinds of places, so I rated it high.

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Shenyang China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shanhaiguan well worth a visit. Most reconstructed but enough original buildings to get an idea of the period. Jiumenkou where the Wall crosses the river and the Ming Great Wall Tunnel were again well worth spending time. The tunnel was certainly a place to cool down. The surrounding area is a fruit bowl with peach, apple, pear orchards and many... More 

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Hilchenbach, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lao Long was closed due a storm a day ago as i visited on 21.07.2016 and there was no labeling at all. From Qinhuangdao i drove by my self with GPS. All parking was closed so i took a place couple 100 meters away and walked towards the beginning of great wall but was stopped by the authorities. The... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Our day at the Great Wall was filled with fun and adventure. We enjoyed a dragon dance and a self guided tour of the grounds leading up to the wall. We were able to get many beautiful pictures as well. Our friend hurt his foot when he took off his shoes and walked into the water to take a photo... More 

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Great place to see the Great Wall! The wall is in great condition here, it is quite pleasant to walk on top of it, and the gate itself is worth the time to visit.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Also known as the Sea Great Wall because it is literally built into the sea, this is the beginning of the great wall on the east coast of northern China. Worth a visit ...

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

This is the section of the Great Wall that proceeds from the Old Dragon Head and you can walk for about 2 hours into the mountains. There is a picturesque walled old town and bell and drum tower.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

It was awesome. The entrance fee was ¥150.. Worth it! The place wasn't crowded, had so much fun. Great views, perfect for selfies😜

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

After hearing people complaining how crowded is the wall in Beijing, I really enjoyed walking on the wall here. Very hilly, it can be hard for elders.

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