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. See Laolongtou (Old Dragon's Head) and all Qinhuangdao has to offer by arranging your trip with our Qinhuangdao trip itinerary builder.
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  • August 12, 2017
    For the first time saw the end of the great wall of China. I think it was the end of that long great wall of China and was deeply moved. I felt the history
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  • July 10, 2017
    It was fantastic to see the beginning of the Great Wall, well restored and easy accessible. Picturesque scenery with the Wall starting in the sea. I remain a big fan of Great Wall.  more »
  • June 20, 2017
    I was quite excited to see this section if the Great Wall. It's reasonably priced. The Wall has been restored so everything around is clean and looks almost brand new. There are many great places for ...  more »
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  • May 19, 2017
    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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  • July 2, 2017
    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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  • November 19, 2015
    Nothing dry places. Big names and the actual value. Recently were found cheating tourists delisted
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  • November 19, 2015
    So-so, but in Qinhuangdao was to come here, after all, the great wall into the sea
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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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