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Great Wall of Han Dynasty

Northwest of Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200, China
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Ranked #16 of 41 Attractions in Dunhuang
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Nottingham, England
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We stopped here on our way to the Yunnan Pass. Not much to see here but you can say you've been and got the photo.

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Los Angeles
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This is a must-seen attraction if you've come all the way to Dunhuang. I visited here on my 2nd day. It's good. Despite not knowing much about the history of this attraction site, I felt the pictures took were worthwhile.

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Tianjin
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12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is an interesting historical feature resonant with history crumbling into the low hills East of the Shule River. The wall was narrow here and made of mud reinforced with stout reeds and timber, and not far away to the North are the Fangpan Castles of Yumenguan Pass. It's quite remarkable to see remains of the wall and it's structural... More

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Below is something you should know about the Great Wall of Han Dynasty: 1. Why can it be kept for more than 2,000 years? The location of this Great Wall is low when compared to neighbourhood. Other parts of it have been weathered but this portion could still be survived. 2. What is the historical meaning of it? This part... More

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Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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181 reviews 181 reviews
47 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

This part of the great wall is probably the most western part and dating from 100 BC. It is located in the desert and only small parts made of straw and stones are still up. It is nice to see if you've been to the great wall in the east. It makes you realise how massively long this wall has... More

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Urumqi, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

For a 2500 year old wall it is doing great, as a tourist attraction it's merely the fact of getting there that's important. Do it as a pair with Yumenguan.

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Shanghai, China
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

This is nice to catch this on your way back from Yadan, but not much to it. You really won't need more than 5 minutes.

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Lodi, CA
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

The wall is not at all like the one in Beijing, but it's facinating to see. Goes with the day trip to the Western Caves and Yadan Natioanl Park.

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