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Laolongtou (Old Dragon's Head)

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South of Shanhaiguan District, Shanhaiguan District, Qinhuangdao 066200, China
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All reviews wall meets great wall of china the dragon starting point day trip original structure walk along entrance ticket rmb person tourist area nice walk nice area other attractions ming dynasty maze head temple
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

We head out to Laolongtou (Old Dragon's Head) but had no idea how much to see. We recently move to Qinhuangdao and this was was on my personal bucket list. I think my family was not so sure. We took a taxi from our place...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Pauli C
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

You need to look on the platform to see the shape of the dragon head. It’s where the Great Wall meets the sea and is a great thing to see. There are museum buildings with army barracks etc and an original drinking well.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank laurafitz83
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Old dragon's head or where the wall meet the sea is quite a scenic area, which unfortunately is swarming with tourists.Ticket is 50 RMB/person, seen also some discounts depending on age (if with children).Suggestion is to wear comfortable clothes, you can also take a quick...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Brezo_R
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

LaoLongTou is a great way to spend the day. We only entered the park at 4pm and it closed at 6pm, but we would recommend going earlier and bringing swimming costumes, towels and change of clothes especially for the kids. It costed 50yuan per adult...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank sojourners01
Reviewed July 23, 2018

The easternmost point of the Great Wall in Hebei Province. The head of the Old Dragon connects the mainland and the Bohai Bay. However it was crowded with visitors when I was there. Therefore I could not take a picture of the landscape without sightseers....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

The Wall meets the Sea... and thousands of tourists each day... and a scenic coal-loading terminal in the background. Almost entirely reconstructed in the 1980s, but nevertheless everything is in good order. Kinda feels like something proper to do for a quick visit, especially if...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

I was excited and waiting for the dragon head, the wall and the sea. However, when I was there, it quite disappointing me. I mean it's good but if you went to other wall, it quite long, you need hiking and spent sometime there. Compared...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 12, 2018

It is very cool to see the beginning of the wall. We did a day trip on the bullet train from Beijing. Long day but so worth it. The fort area is touristy in that there is lots to see and read. And its been...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Dave D
Reviewed May 24, 2018

It was a lovely place but unfortunately we were there on a rainy day. So photography was a little out. As we had arrived quite early in the morning, we were happy to be able to get a good briefing from our friend Ms.Lau who...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Yi C
Reviewed May 4, 2018

Have not been in The Great Wall in Beijing yet but Old Dragon's Head is cool ( entrance ticket is 30 RMB ), that's the place where the great wall starts ( from the sea ) there is also a temple next to it on...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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April 15, 2018|
Response from 19Stevenson86 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't do it as a day tour from Beijing. The Dragon's Head was a highlight of the trip for me, so I took the train from Beijing to Qinhuangdao (2 hours?) and stayed at a hotel for two nights (the Shangri La, which was... More
March 23, 2018|
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Response from Redwan F | Reviewed this property |
2-3 hours is enough for visiting and exploring the area. It would be great, if you have a local bilingual guide. Thus you can have the overview of the history which will surely increase memory, importance and enjoyment of... More