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Shanhaiguan Gate Tower, Qinhuangdao

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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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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  • This is really the center piece of the walled city that housed many soldiers on the wall. It is very well restored (and recreated) to give a sense of what it was like in period. Many surroudning build...  read more »
  • To get here from the Shanhaiguan Railway Station, just walk straight down the road exiting the station. You'll be walking North and should see a wall at the end of the street. Once you get to the wall...  read more »
  • 位于山海关区,我去的那天下了一点小雨,细雨蒙蒙中这座古城楼更具历史韵味,不由得想起了当年明朝将领袁崇焕抗击金军的场景,是一个值得去的地方 
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