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All 17 of us enjoyed visiting Shanhaiguan Gate Tower. The walk was good and our own tour guide was a lady we got to know several years ago, whom we met at a conference. A renewal of friendship bonded us even more. We had flown...More
We were here and we didnot see nothing special and big part of eall was closed History of gate and wall is great and interested but all statue are the same and ecery several meters... All other things are not restored properly and in very...More
Same same in terms of the gate towers (if you've been to any others in China this offers nothing new) but the walk around the Wall is good. For half of it we saw no-one which is refreshing in China!
The traditional town is a...More
This location is very significant historically. This is the first gate in the Great Wall of China. This is where the Manchurian armies were let through to take control at the end of the Ming dynasty.
However, there isn't really much of the history on...More
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 unlucky today). However, to walk up...More
It's worth a visit from Beijing. I took a train to Qinhuangdao and stayed at the Shangri La. Book a taxi at £10 an hour and off you go to Shanhaiguan. The Gate Tower, the First pass under Heaven, the Dragon's Head and the part...More
First pass under heaven winter season ticket is 15RMB per person.
We caught a high speed train from Shenyang to Shanhaiguan, which took about 2.5 hours. From the train station you can easily follow the signs to make the short walk to The First Pass...More