Laolongtou (Old Dragon's Head), Qinhuangdao

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Resembling a huge stone dragon drinking from the sea, Laolongtou (Old Dragon's Head) forms the easternmost part of the Great Wall of China, culminating in a complex of towers and fortifications extending into the Bohai Sea. Admire a vast expanse of water from the 22.4 m (73.5 ft) long stretch of stone wall standing 9.2 m (30.2 ft) above sea level. Per custom, place your hand at the dragon's forehead and make a wish. Stone sculptures of soldiers, cannons, inner courtyards, and archery fields make this spot a special treat for history buffs. You can rent a twin bike or take a horse or camel ride, or simply stroll along the sand beach underneath the fortification. Bring some water with you. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Qinhuangdao holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Laolongtou (Old Dragon's Head) and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This is the place to come to. The Old Dragon's Head (literally translated from Lao Long Tou 老龙头) is a tower that rests on the edge of the ocean, marking the beginning of the Great Wall if China. Not o...  more »
  • I went there back in 18th December,2017 with a team, including a English guide, named Carole and I was just amazed to see, how the emperor at that ancient times even think of this type of construction...  more »
  • This part of the wall was breathtaking. With the beautiful sunshine was the part of the wall in a beautiful light. It had virtually no visitors so we were just between us. Simply gorgeous.
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  • It's covered with tourists, it costs too much and lacks any feeling of authenticity. By all means go because it is unique, but don't expect to find it magical in any way.
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  • 由海底連結上岸的長城起點,這技術在古代算是辛苦的工程,這裡還有海灘可以玩水曬日光,旁邊還有一座廟,延伸出海的一座涼亭,這裡還提供水上摩托車
  • Possibly the best place to see the wall. Known as the dragon's head is the beginning or end of the wall. Next to the sea. It has numerous buildings to visit. Although the wall itself has few meters to go, since the pass is usually closed.
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  • Cool! Great place: and the wall, and morjushko!
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Accommodations in Qinhuangdao lie chiefly along its coastline strip, ranging from five-star hotels and bustling chain resorts to affordable inns and guesthouses. In spite of the city's compact size, you may need to take taxis or public transit to get from one attraction to the next, since they spread out along the lengthy coast. Hostels and apartments for short-term rent make good budget-conscious options.
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