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Address: Southwest of Jiayuguan, Jiayuguan 735100, China
Phone Number: 0937-6396110
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Description: The strategic outpost at the western end of the Great Wall is the...
The strategic outpost at the western end of the Great Wall is the best-preserved pass.
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One of the great ancient engineering marvels still in existence.

It's the Great Wall of China and it's pretty great. It was quite cold in February, however, so bring winter weather clothing. The hike up is a bit dangerous because the steps... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Littleton, Colorado, United States
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Littleton, Colorado, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

It's the Great Wall of China and it's pretty great. It was quite cold in February, however, so bring winter weather clothing. The hike up is a bit dangerous because the steps are very uneven...think about bringing along a walking stick. Be sure to notice the Cloud Platform gate, also known as the "Crossing Street Tower". It was built in... More 

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Qingdao, China
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24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My visit was in February, the crowds were light and access was excellent. Great Wall might have been a slight mis-nomer since what the tourist experiences is the Great Staircase. The stairs are quite steep and irregular in height and width, some are almost 2 feet lift. My companion had to lean forward and climb several secitons on all fours... More 

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Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
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126 reviews 126 reviews
93 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
38 helpful votes 38 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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107 helpful votes 107 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 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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