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Shanhaiguan Gate Tower, Qinhuangdao

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One of the major passages in the Great Wall, Shanhaiguan Gate Tower reveals the workings of the Ming Dynasty military defenses and leads to an authentic old town. Built in the 1381 by Ming general Xu Da to defend against the Mongolian armies, the 13.7 m (45 ft) pass later expanded to include a fortified military city. Today, it remains one of the best-preserved gates along the wall. Climb to the top to observe panoramic views of the fortified town and contemplate its strategic location between the ocean and mountains. Take time to explore the old town below, filled with historic structures and culture. To visit Shanhaiguan Gate Tower on your trip to Qinhuangdao, use our Qinhuangdao itinerary builder.
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  • Repair mistake? Or from what was the width of the wall I've ever seen more times. There are a number of attractions around and set ticket bought their tickets only of the world. Region and maintained as a Street between Hu remains (with bath and toilet, now China's younger generation don't even know such) of old houses had been left is impressive, that. Here tickets cheap light period 11-is little frustrating knew because it was at the end of April, beginning of holiday dates built into, and w
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  • In about an hour on the bullet train from Beijing are in the easternmost wall fortifications Shanhaiguan. They built a rectangular ramparts, said world respect. Sticking to old dragon and the sea extends further East wall, preventing invasion from northern ethnic groups. It is good is good walking around in a motorized cart. Also the westernmost Jiayuguan is recommended.
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  • And the 3rd out of 3, finished. Finally I took my time to visit the Pass itself. I directly claimed the city Wall at the north-west end and just could head for east (rest was under construction - very...  more »

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