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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.
Northeast of Shanhaiguan District, Shanhaiguan District, Qinhuangdao 066200, China
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

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.

Thank stoyanov2013
Reviewed 18 April 2018

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.

Thank TravellingTurts
Reviewed 4 March 2018

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...More

3  Thank Jaxomsyd79
Reviewed 24 January 2018

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...More

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 31 December 2017

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...More

Thank Redwan F
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

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...More

1  Thank Joanna K
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Newly reconstructed, this section of the wall is one of many you can visit around Qinhuangdao. I preferred the original section about an hour out of the city, but this is best for easy visiting. Impressive in scale and organization, there are also buildings open...More

Thank bob_the_moo
Reviewed 15 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
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19 March 2016|
Response from isaraklahan |
I read from most of reviews they do it all in one day but I arrived in the afternoon so just took bus to Lao Long Tua and spent 2 hrs there. Today we wanna do Jiaoshan and Jiumenkou but haven't worked on taxi yet don't wanna... More