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Address: Bank of Taolai River, Xiongguan District, Jiayuguan 735100, China
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Worth seeing especially as it's part of the 120Yuan tourist pass!

Don't be put off by previous reviews, yes the first strategic post is now reduced to a walled off area which is a mound of rubble and sand, but what else do you expect? Without... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Qingdao, China
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Qingdao, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Don't be put off by previous reviews, yes the first strategic post is now reduced to a walled off area which is a mound of rubble and sand, but what else do you expect? Without renovating it (which will also receive negative comments about it looking fake) there aren't many other options! On arrival you'll find a large visitor centre... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Its a massive mound of sand. BUT its colossal and its old and it is at the very end of the Great Wall. Nothing further west than this. Very different to the romantic wall and posts that you see elsewhere which consist of stone and brick. This is compacted sand. To say that you were there is something. I would... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 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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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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Address: Bank of Taolai River, Xiongguan District, Jiayuguan 735100, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Gansu  >  Jiayuguan
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm

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