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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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Incredible! Dont pass up!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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92 helpful votes 92 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 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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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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Darwin, Australia
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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
48 helpful votes 48 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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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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