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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

Address:

Diyiguan Lu, Shanhaiguan, 066200, China

Phone:

0335-505–1106

Sight Details:

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

Updated 05/28/2013

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