Laolongtou: The Wall Meets the Sea

The section right next to the sea is called Laolongtou, or old dragon’s head. Don’t ask me why. The Chinese love to say that various geologic formations look like various animals. I almost never see it. But it’s certainly lovely, and an interesting feeling to think that you’re at the end of a wall that stretched uninterrupted and well-guarded, at various points in history, right up to the edge of the Takla Makan desert.

We were interested to note lots of Russian being spoken here. Seems this area is a popular warmer-water resort area for people from the Russian far east – Vladivostok in particular, I guess. Indeed, the water was quite nice when we did some rock-skipping and wading! 🙂

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