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Address: Northwest of Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200, China
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It does not get more original than this....

You need to be interested in seeing the wall, and then in seeing it in the original form stuck out in the middle of the desert. Then it is just truly fantastic - to see the old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Foodfan2830
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Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

You need to be interested in seeing the wall, and then in seeing it in the original form stuck out in the middle of the desert. Then it is just truly fantastic - to see the old remnants of a wall so long and so great. Originally 3m high and 3 m wide, it is amazing how nature has taken... More 

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The intrepid traveler, one who isn’t afraid to go somewhere that their friends have not yet gone, and one who is looking for adventure, is willing to make new friends, experience new cultures, and nature in all its magnificence, will find all of this, and more in Gansu province, and in particular Dun Huang, the Silk Road’s western China junction.... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Going here is like going back in history. Its a magnificent structure and one can't help but marvel at the architecture. Its amazing how they built this endless structure at a time when they didn't have access to high-end tools like we have today. I went here in October, just at the onset of winter. There were ice-cold winds blowing... More 

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Kuching, Malaysia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

ruins of parts of the great walls of china. if you have seen those in the other parts of china, you are likely to find this not interesting and not impressive considering the efforts u put in to get here and the entrace fee you have to pay

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Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
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131 reviews 131 reviews
97 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This site is very small but is awesome because it is not restored. You are standing beside parts of the Great Wall that are about 1800 years old. And that is awesome. It is included in a package minivan trip to Yardan Formations Geopark. Unless you're a big history buff, it's probably not worth paying for a taxi to take... More 

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Shanghai Region, China
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Considering the location, thousands of kilometers away from Beijing, this is a place worth visiting for every China enthusiast. And a great contrast to the Great Wall sections near Beijing!

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Beijing, China
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

When we went there was no people besides me. The wall was simple with no information provided. On the side there was a little shop selling things. Good for learning history but don't stay long.

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Brisbane, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Great Wall oh yes, views fabulous and the climb to the top a great experience - the walk down is a little daunting... people everywhere all clambering to get to the top and pushing their way through the crowds. I travelled with my sister inlaw who is blonde so we became a great attraction to - being stopped many times... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This section of the Great Wall is one of the oldest and the fact it remains testifies to the low rainfall. The immensity of the effort and the logistics involved are incredible. You are really seeing an insight into history.

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Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Historical and original, this is the part of the wall that is truly amazing. There's not much to see, so it's a nice quick pit stop, as other have mentioned. There is a bathroom (a western toilet, even) and souvenir shop across the road with a freezer of ice cream.

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