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Shanhaiguan Gate Tower

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In Shanhaiguan District, Shanhaiguan District, Qinhuangdao 066200, China
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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

It's a old town wall with Chinese's hilight, ‘天下第一关’ which means first gate under heaven. But if you don't have any historical passion, it's just a city wall.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ltp_BKK
Reviewed 12 June 2018

It was neat to visit the beginning of the wall. Laolongtou is really why we came to the area. Definitely make your way around the fort when you come.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Dave D
Reviewed 27 May 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Yi C
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Antifriz
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank GayleUK
Reviewed 21 August 2017

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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Rincewind
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Buxster
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is the last gate of the Great Wall. A lot of history behind the tower. Laolongtou (Old Dragon's Head) and Shanhaiguan Gate Tower should not be miss if you're travelling north east of China.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank C-Liz1
Reviewed 26 January 2017

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

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank trevorwebb2014
Reviewed 13 December 2016

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

Date of experience: December 2016
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