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Address: In Shanhaiguan District, Shanhaiguan District, Qinhuangdao 066200, China
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Enjoyable museum, and Free!

Well, if you are in already in the walled city area, it is near the "1st Pass Under Heaven" gate. It's free, so why not stop in. To get a ticket, just show your passport and head... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 September 2016
Cameron C
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Warren, Michigan
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Warren, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Well, if you are in already in the walled city area, it is near the "1st Pass Under Heaven" gate. It's free, so why not stop in. To get a ticket, just show your passport and head on in. It is well laid out, with plenty of English descriptions. It tells the story of how there have been many great... More 

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Thank Cameron C
Zvolen, Slovakia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Don´t miss this museum. It is very interesting if u r interested in history of The Great Wall. And it is free, what is not usual in China :)

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Thank rsanitra
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

I have visited several sections of the Great Wall and I have to say that this museum gave me the best explanation of the Great Wall construction, locations, and history. It is a small museum, but well-organized and maintained. If you are already in the area, it is a good stop for an hour or so

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Thank Alice B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

My son and I visited this museum, but had a bit of difficulty finding it. The directions from the railway station are as follows: (1) walk straight from the railway to the shanhaiguan fortress gate (2) do not enter the fort, as the museum is outside the walls. Turn right and walk for about 10 minutes until another large entrance... More 

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Thank Andrew M
Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2015

This is a great treat, a free and marvellously well presented set of artefacts and images following the timeline of the wall and indeed its geographic history. The displays are well done and most have English translation with them, the construction details, development of weapons, the battles and conflicts through the ages give you an idea how it helped to... More 

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Thank Neil C
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

Really enjoyed this, wasn't expecting much as it's a free museum on the way to a paid attraction [I wouldn't bother with the First Heaven's Pass, much better Wall options are available]. The museum is packed with exhibits and information, in Mandarin and English, and there is plenty to explore. Well worth a visit if you're in the area, it's... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2013

This museum is very well done and documents the building of the great wall very well. It is free, Don't waist your time and money on the gate go here.

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Thank Hans S
Khabarovsk
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013

next time when I take my parents to go there we will probably won't visit it - to tell the truth - nothing special:)

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2012

A definite must visit if you are interested in the history of the Great Wall! It's free and visit it only after you went to the First Pass Under Heaven as you will not be able to get into the First Pass Under Heaven after you exited. From there you can follow the road out and take a taxi or... More 

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