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Great Wall at Shanhaiguan Pass (Zhendong Gate)

Northeast of Shanhaiguan District, Shanhaiguan District, Qinhuangdao 066200, China
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Very special

I have been here a few times. It is actually very new and restored but it is beautiful and very... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
iristaletta
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Beijing, China
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One of three good sections of Great Wall

Easy access from near the train station on the 33 bus. Good place to walk along the Great Wall... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
JimOneTwoThree
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Beihai, China
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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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Northeast of Shanhaiguan District, Shanhaiguan District, Qinhuangdao 066200, China
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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

I have been here a few times. It is actually very new and restored but it is beautiful and very special as it hits the ocean. A must see if you are in the area. We took the train from Beijing and a taxi from...More

Thank iristaletta
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Easy access from near the train station on the 33 bus. Good place to walk along the Great Wall. Other nearby attractions and museum. You should also visit the two other sections, where it meets the sea and where it meets the first mountain.

Thank JimOneTwoThree
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Beautiful. Very well preserved part of the wall. Definitely worth visiting. Quite a drive, unfortunately had a rainy day, but still a must see.

Thank marizemaritz
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This section of the Great Wall is not as magestic as the other ones I have been to. You can combine this with Dragon Head and go there for a day.

Thank ujjala s
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Spent a beautiful day at the Great Wall. What an impressive sight. Be careful and watch your step as stonework is not always even. This is a must see when you are in China. Just imagine all the history.

Thank Patti D
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

As a big fan of the Great Wall I had to visit a real section close to the dragons head - the head is just rebuild. Unfortunately Jiaoshan section is closed in winter time - Great! But I found a driver who showed me a...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2017

Took a trip to see where the great wall wall starts. It takes a lot of effort to climb the wall but it is worth it to stand on such a historical site.

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 15 August 2016

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.

Thank kkronline
Reviewed 9 August 2016

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...More

Thank BrianEShenyangChina
Reviewed 27 July 2016

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...More

Thank Robert322
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