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Great Wall at Jiayuguan Pass

Address: Southwest of Jiayuguan, Jiayuguan 735100, China
Phone Number: 0937-6396110
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Ranked #1 of 37 Attractions in Jiayuguan
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The strategic outpost at the western end of the Great Wall is the best-preserved pass.
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: The strategic outpost at the western end of the Great Wall is the best-preserved pass.

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Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
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113 reviews 113 reviews
86 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Go there knowing that this section is reconstructed and you can enjoy it. Walking along the wall gives you the feeling of what it was like and how it would have been perceived by enemies several hundred years ago.

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Winter Park, Florida
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Amazing history, visiting the great wall was a must on our China leg of our world tour. It was an amazing sight, but be weary of shady tourist operators looking to take you to various sites in order to try and sell you emeralds and other stuff that you probably have no interest in.

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Cerritos, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A solo traveler, I stopped at Jiayuguan as part of a month long silk road tour. Experiencing the Great Wall here was a major highlight of the trip. Part of what made it such a super experience was no crowds - a few Chinese tourists, just enough that the place did not get spooky. In October the weather was perfect.... More 

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Leesburg, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were there without any preconceived notions as part of a 8 person Silk Road tour with China Focus Travel. The reconstructed wall and fort at the western edge of ancient China are now at the edge of a highly industrialized desert city within view of a snowy mountain range. In the fort, we saw a performance of jugglers and... More 

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Chicago, IL
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133 reviews 133 reviews
76 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The farthest fort along the Great Wall is worth a visit of at least 2-3 hours! When we visited, we saw a performance - a magician, acrobats, and mime play about ancient battles. There are merchants selling rocks from the Gobi, shadow puppets, "passports" and camel rides. You can also visit a small on-site Daoist temple, as well as walk... More 

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Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

much of the original pass is built over and barely visible. The view on top of the mountain isn't that nice either

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San Antonio, Texas
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8 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

What an amazing thing it is to walk on something hundreds of years old and reflect on why this wall was built. Hard to imagine that foot soldiers would come to these walls and attempt to scale them. Be prepared for a steep incline, steep uneven staircases. Remember to stretch BEFORE going up, we all forgot and had sore hamstrings... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Enjoyed our experience walking along the great wall and marvelled at its construction. Even though most of the wall has been restored, it is still an amazing site. The Chinese characters built near the wall entrance is out of place in such beautiful surrounds.

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38 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

The wall has been restored and therefore doesn't feel very authentic, but it looks good it is not too expensive and after all it is the western end of the great wall. So it's good to walk here for an hour or so. What bothers me a little bit is that the Chinese have a tendency to make places like... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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418 helpful votes 418 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

there were a lot of things to do there, but our tour was very fast and very reduced in the places we visit and where we lingered.

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