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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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This place had been on my travel hit-list since I found out about it, so I was pleased to finally make it. The attraction is a huge draw for the area, so we got there early to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Kevin B
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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Zvolen, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Cool place. If you are interested in Great wall, u can´t miss this place. Not many people and it was peak season in July.

Thank rsanitra
Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like historical sites, you'll love it. If aren't into that, you may be bored and disappointed. Obviously, I like this kind of thing. From Beidaihe, the Habin bus center (kind of in the center of Beidaihe, most of the buses seem to stop and start there), I took bus 501. I paid 10 RMB, and the ride takes... More 

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Shenyang China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walk along the beach for nothing and be free of the crowds- save your money. The 25 bus 1 yuan goes from the railway station or the South Gate of Shanhaiguan.

Thank BrianEShenyangChina
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place had been on my travel hit-list since I found out about it, so I was pleased to finally make it. The attraction is a huge draw for the area, so we got there early to try and beat the crowds and whilst it wasn't jam-packed that early, it was already getting busy. Entrance costs were reasonable, although there... More 

Thank Kevin B
Hilchenbach, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Robert322
Malvern, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

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 July 2, 2016 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 June 25, 2016

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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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.

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