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Great Wall of Han Dynasty

Northwest of Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200, China
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Ranked #12 of 40 Attractions in Dunhuang
4.0 of 5 stars 36 Reviews
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
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106 reviews 106 reviews
82 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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15 reviews 15 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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