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The First Strategic Post

Bank of Taolai River, Xiongguan District, Jiayuguan 735100, China
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Ranked #11 of 37 Attractions in Jiayuguan
Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings
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Canberra, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This site has been beefed up with a pointless 'museum' with dinosaur bones, a bar, a stone-yurt hotel, a wild-west theme park and a flying fox. A lot of reconstruction was going on there when we visited, presumably to add more gimmicks to the aging shell of history that's left. You have to use your imagination to think what the... More

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Shanghai, China
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Historic landmark but nothing that special to see.... there is a suspension bridge, beacon, and musuem to see... its 10 min drive from Jiayuguan fortress...

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Magog, Canada
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455 reviews 455 reviews
202 attraction reviews
272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

No that much to see but it is significant as the end (or beginning) of the Wall. You can see the huge cliff and understand how the Wall could start there. There is a small "museum" and you can take the zip line across (it was closed for repairs when we visited). Only worth a quick trip but then you... More

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