Great Wall at Shanhaiguan Pass (Zhendong Gate)

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Great Wall at Shanhaiguan Pass (Zhendong Gate)

Great Wall at Shanhaiguan Pass (Zhendong Gate)
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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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Kaja Ż
Beijing, China13 contributions
Foreigners not allowed to enter
Jul 2020 • Couples
When we visited the Great Wall in Qinhuangdao we were not allowed to buy tickets only because we are foreigners. We had COVID NAT with us and passports but were told that only people with Chinese ID cards are allowed to enter. I wish they wrote that on their official account so we wouldn't have waisted our weekend. Qinhuangdao was overall a very disappointing experience. It is not a tourist friendly place
Written August 2, 2020
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stephenkn0tt
Canberra, Australia10 contributions
A great day out
Jan 2020 • Friends
We had an amazing time climbing the wall. The views were exceptional and walking the wall gave you a great insight to this man made wonder!
Written February 12, 2020
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Ultraferrum
Zurich, Switzerland259 contributions
Impressiv
Jul 2019 • Business
Huge construct good condition impressive widht like a good street very rare people at this time great view to buildings.
Atmosphere was not like an old ruine.
Start of the great wall here on the beach.
Written July 16, 2019
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kruzinom
Greenville, NH22 contributions
Just WOW
Jul 2018 • Friends
This was a unique place to see the Great Wall! Not crowded like Beijing areas - the pass here in Shanhaiguan is the Eastern most part of the Great Wall where it touches the ocean. Very cool place.
Written November 6, 2018
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stoyanov2013
Seattle, WA91 contributions
Very good exercise climbing
Apr 2018 • Business
Excellent exercise..the last part before the tower is quite strenuous with some vertical stair to overcome but the view from the top makes the effort worth it.
Written April 23, 2018
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TravellingTurts
Wellington, New Zealand38 contributions
First Post - Great Wall
Mar 2018 • Family
If you haven't been to the Wall great opportunity to see it first hand. However in our case had visited the wall three other places.
Written April 18, 2018
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Jaxomsyd79
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A great alternative to visiting Beijing area Great Wall areas
Oct 2017 • Couples
Having been to the Great Wall in the Beijing area on a previous trip, we went for an alternative experience at Shanhaiguan to see the Wall from the sea and into the mountains. We visited with a private day tour with a long train trip from and back to Beijing. The tour was quite helpful for us as tourists only speaking English as getting around from the train station in other areas in Shanhaiguan, while not impossible for tourists, would be challenging. In the off season there were no crowds which was nice.

The museum is worthwhile and informative. It has English translation for English-speaking visitors. The wall and gate at the Pass is great. Quite expansive in its' rebuilt/maintained form and worth a good amount of time walking about and on top of.

The town surrounding the wall is also quite interesting. Just nearby we did a tour of a large family house/compound once owned by a local wealthy family. Our guide in his childhood had lived there after it was converted to communal housing by the local Party redistribution of land in the area in the 50s and gave us some interesting insight.

For photo taking purposes, just be mindful that if you visit during a bad pollution period for Beijing, the area between Shanghaiguan and Beijing is where a lot of steel production and other industry happens and so don't expect the pollution to dissipate at all.

We earlier climbed the wall in the mountains nearby and visited the Dragon's Head as the Wall starts at/reaches the sea. Both great for visits and recommended.
Written March 4, 2018
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Tony B
Ben Lomond, Australia195 contributions
Very Commercialised but worth a visit.
Sep 2017
Having read much about the history of Shanhaiguan I was determined to see the 'First Gate Under Heaven' for myself. While it is hard to differentiate what the original area was really like, the Gate gave you some feeling of being the place where the Manchu first entered China to begin the Qing dynasty. Beyond that it was great to climb up on the wall and get a view over the town of Shanhaiguan.
Written January 24, 2018
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Redwan F
Dhaka City, Bangladesh18 contributions
You will surely feel the beauty of the great artifact
Dec 2017 • Business
It was my target to to put footstep in this great creation of human history whenever I planned to visit Qinhuangdao, Beijing,China.I felt the wall and I felt the sacrifice of the labors and emperors of that ancient time. Its a tremendous creation and built very accurately with great care. I was amazed to see how they could built such a continuous wall with hampering the oblique, curved, bend path among so many mountains nicely and without a single break.
The watch tours will surely give you a stop and think of the ancient times!!
Written December 31, 2017
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Joanna K
Sydney, Australia13 contributions
Wonderful
Sep 2017 • Friends
When you arrive at Shanhaiguan Station, go into the Hubei Province Tourism Centre and you can book one of several day tours for about 200 RMB including a guide, taxis, lunch, and entry into places. No English spoken but the prices were in English and staff were very kind. We would never have gotten to see so much in one day independently. Visited Old Dragon Head Lao Long Tou where the Wall meets the sea, and then the First Pass Under Heaven Shan Hai Guan. The museum was closed as we visited on a Monday so we went to a beautiful local park instead. Guide named Yang Duo aka Winter was lovely and spoke some English. A delightful day! A great initiative of the Hubei Province! Many thanks - Anne, Lorraine, and Joanna
Written September 26, 2017
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