Old Dragon Head

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Old Dragon Head information

admission ¥30
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Lonely Planet review

The mythic origin/conclusion of the Great Wall at the sea’s edge, Old Dragon Head is 4km south of Shānhǎiguān. What you see now was reconstructed in the late 1980s – the original wall crumbled away long ago. The name derives from the legendary carved dragon head that once faced the waves; as attractions go, it’s essentially a lot more hype than history. Buses 25 and 21 (¥1) go to Old Dragon Head from Shānhǎiguān’s South Gate.