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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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  • Impressive 2-story gateway from 1381 as protection against the barbarians. You can still walk around on a piece of adjacent Wall
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  • We are Aussies and have lived and been working in China for 4 years. Seen lots of places and decided to take a day trip from Beijing to see the start of the wall. We were pleasantly surprised. take th...  more »
  • 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...  more »