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Great Wall at Jiayuguan Pass

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Address: Southwest of Jiayuguan, Jiayuguan 735100, China
Phone Number: 0937-6396110
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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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Breathtaking of ancient prowess, science and technology

While at the foot of the Great Wall, we thought we can view the area from the top. However, we only managed to climb a portion of the Great Wall at the Pass as "there's always a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

While at the foot of the Great Wall, we thought we can view the area from the top. However, we only managed to climb a portion of the Great Wall at the Pass as "there's always a higher Wall".

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Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

We reached Jiayuguan during our travel along the Silk Road. A large area of the wall were restored or reconstructed for visitors.The floors are neatly tiled. There are clean cement joints on the brickwork of the wall. During antiquity , this Great Wall in Jiayuguan stretched all the way to Beijing. That is about 21000km of brick walls to keep... More 

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DeLand, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We didn't realize until we arrived at this site that it isn't the original, or real, Great Wall. It is a reconstruction of the West Gate, probably very similar to the original, but significantly updated. If you are doing the Silk Road, this is a worthwhile stop, but if you are a history buff, be prepared for something that is... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

This is the western end of the Great Wall of China. Most of the fort are restored, not in its original stage as in some part of the wall in China. Worth half a day trip.

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singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

The view is nothing compared to those outside Beijing but still worth a visit as part of the tour to Jiayuguan as it is included in the ticket price.for the fort. The climb is more challenging and it offers a good view of the surrounding from the height up the slope.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

The hanging great wall is a restored section that connects with Jiayuguan, marking the western end of the great wall. Ticket to Jiayuguan includes three sites: jiayuguan, the hanging great wall and the first beacon. Unfortunately, it is difficult to get to the latter two by bus. Easy way is to share a cab (if traveling solo). Also, if you... More 

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
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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