"Shanhaiguan, where Great Wall meets Yellow Sea" Shanhaiguan by Confucius

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A delightful excursion from Beijing: Shanhaiguan

Shanhaiguan's claim to fame is being the place where the Great Wall meets the Yellow Sea. It's an easy excursion from Beijing for those who want to see the Wall in a more romantic setting.
The town of Shanhaiguan itslef is an uninteresting tourist trap but it is possible to stay at one of the two resorts that are actually located next to "Lao Longtou" ("the ancient faucet")

Looking south from the Great Wall at Shanhaiguan

Looking south you can see the Yellow Sea shoreline as well as a very fancy structure designed to give tourists a look north toward the Wall or east at the sunrise.

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  • chewy3326's Profile Photo
    Feb 4, 2006 at 6:16 PM

    "The ancient faucet?" lol, that's a good way to translate longtou. Thanks for visiting my Shanhaiguan page

  • chinapossum's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2005 at 1:28 AM

    lao long tou = "old dragon head", not "the ancient faucet"(??)

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