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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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Nottingham, England
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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178 reviews 178 reviews
47 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
23 helpful votes 23 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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9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Beijing, China
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

Why is this "Great Wall" not so great? This was built in the Han Dynasty, over 2,000 years ago and so what's left of it no longer looks like a wall of defence against intruders. What you got to admire is what these walls are built with -- there were no bricks or cement available in this desert area. So... More

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