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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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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Where the Great Wall Meets the Sea

Laolongtou is definitely worth a visit when visiting the Shanhaiguan - Qinhuangdao - Beidaihe area. Apparently the Northern invaders were not adept at naval tactics, as the wall... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Paul S
Malvern, Pennsylvania
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Hilchenbach, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dze a thunder storm on 20.07.2016 the facility was closed for the public. The staff there was very unfriendly and not helpfull.

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Laolongtou is definitely worth a visit when visiting the Shanhaiguan - Qinhuangdao - Beidaihe area. Apparently the Northern invaders were not adept at naval tactics, as the wall only extends a brief distance into the sea. Where the Great Wall ends/begins.

Thank Paul S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came for the extended 4th of July weekend. Americans in China! We had seen other parts of the wall previously in November. This sounded like a fun escape from the heat of the city. The wall here is a reconstruction but it was done well. They have some of the original pieces on display and explain how the pieces... More 

Thank Jack R
Harwell, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Apart from the obvious attraction that this is where the Great Wall meets the sea the models of the Chinese generals are impressive. Doesn't look like they took any prisoners. The plaque on the wall with a list of the generals on shows that they too were in a delicate position depending on the politics of the time. Interesting to... More 

Thank Glyn W
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

This start of the Great Wall was something that I had wanted to see for a long time, so very pleased to have finally seen it. As expected though it is very busy - lots of school trips and bus tours, however still enough space to look around It has been rebuilt, but there are still areas of the original... More 

Thank Annie11270
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

This is the beginning of the great wall and it was captured in the early 20th century by the 8 armies. It has a place on the window at the very front of the Dragon Head where you can place your hand and make a wish. Not many people apparently know about this. It's the thing to do in Qinhuangdao.

Thank flaneur40
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

On the way to the end of the wall is a little Museum looking at the history of the wall and Chinese culture. Unlike places you can visit near Beijing there are not crowds of people here.

Thank AdamCottrell
Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

It was interesting seeing where the Great Wall ends in the Sea... But the problem is that there is a massive port behind it, and a lot of the constructions are renovated rather than the originals. Definitively worth the trip, especially if the day is clear. But if it is smoggy and you are not interested in renovated works of... More 

Thank SvetAndAli
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Where the Great Wall hit the sea. Unusual and unique. Not to busy even in summer, it is different. At low tide many local go fishing in the bay making it just different

Thank Bernard C
Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

It is beautiful and clean. A good place to take pictures and enjoy half a day. Some parts are still original parts of the wall. All banners have information in English. However it is very open and next to the sea so the wind is pretty strong and it makes temperatures quite cold. Come in summer if you want to... More 

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