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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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A Pearl in the Desert

Join a student trip during Jul 2015 and had a stopover in Jiayuguan. Jiayuguan Pass is really a must-see place to appricate the unique scenery of Great Wall. Although the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Xi'an, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Join a student trip during Jul 2015 and had a stopover in Jiayuguan. Jiayuguan Pass is really a must-see place to appricate the unique scenery of Great Wall. Although the entrance fee is a little bit expensive(CNY120/per adult), the experience is remarkable. Luckly, we have the chance to see the performance in the moat, unlike the other sites along Silk... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

If your travel in China takes you via Jiayuguan, don't just by pass it. It is definitely worth a stopover! The way to reach it is by taxi from town. You'll get to see a part of the wall which is not similar to the famous tourist section near Beijing. As I learnt from the museum near by, each section... More 

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Qingdao, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

There are several sections of the Great Wall open to tourists, they range from refurbished areas to primitive areas. Jiayuguan is restored and tourist friendly. Be aware, climbing the Great Wall requires significant physical conditioning and the irregular steps provide a workout. Choosing a time to visit as soon after significant rainfall will give you the best chance to avoid... More 

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Ballynahinch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This was the absolute highlight of our last trip to China. The climb to the upper tower is worth the hike & we hung around here half the day.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is really interesting.... you dont get as many tourists as you do when visting the wall in Beijing - and that is the beauty of it. It is not as commercialised. Folk in this region are highly dependant on tourism and they go the extra mile. You also see more of the real China. The desert and life in... More 

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Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

You have to visit this place to complete your travels in China. It is the beginning (or end?) of the Great Wall. There is a kilometre of reconstructed wall to walk on and the setting is magnificent. You could seriously just sit at the bottom and contemplate what it was like all those years ago. It is well worth a... More 

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Bandung, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I was reach 8888 meters above sea level, the number represents lucky things that might be reached by everyone who reach the spot

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We visited this section of the wall as it is a bit quieter- you need to be fit enough to climb a lot of steps - some rather high and the path is narrow and uneven in places but the views are simply breathtaking...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Went here yesterday. The climb was great. The view was absolutely excellent! But wear comfortable shoes! The climb is a little daunting if you are easilly fazed. But carry on! It will pay off at the top! The stairs start out wide at the base and becomes narrower as you get higher. Near the top, thdres jusy about enough space... More 

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Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
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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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