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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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  • This is a really special part of the wall, and really worth taking the time to visit. We were delighted to be there with very few other visitors. We could have a relaxed look around, and take great ph...  more »
  • Shanghaiguan is the easternmost outpost of the Great Wall of China. It was built during the Ming dynasty in the XIV century. Currently it is located in the popular tourist destination of the city of Q...  more »
  • A few km outside the town of this landscaped park where the fortress (from the Mingtijd). With the taxi a few RMB. Nice idea that this is the beginning of the wall is. There is in the park also added a temple dedicated to the sea goddess. And there is a large complex of soldiers barracks with a kitchen with a cooking pot for 900 man (!)
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  • 明万里长城的东起点
  • 八卦阵 好玩!!
  • 一般般,但是来了秦皇岛还是要来这里的,毕竟长城入海处
  • 其实并没有什么好玩的。