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Beijing to Shanghai Sights

First Gate Under Heaven (Tīanxià dìyīguān)

  • Diyiguan Lu
  • Shanhaiguan
  • Building/Architectural Site

Updated 05/28/2013

Fodor's Review

The first heavily fortified pass along the Great Wall as it runs inland from the ocean, this mighty four-sided citadel is an impressive. Patrolling the battlements you can glimpse the Great Wall snaking up the sides of nearby mountains and grasp just how intimidating a barrier this must have presented to potential invaders. Not that it worked—the Manchus overran it in 1644, ultimately bringing down the Ming Dynasty.

Sight Information


Diyiguan Lu, Shanhaiguan, 066200, China



Sight Details:

  • Y50, includes admission to Great Wall Museum
  • Daily 7:30–6.30

Updated 05/28/2013


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