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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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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 real highlight

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Ballynahinch, United Kingdom
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Qingdao, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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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Winter Park, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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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Additional Information about Great Wall at Jiayuguan Pass

Address: Address: Southwest of Jiayuguan, Jiayuguan 735100, China
Phone Number: 0937-6396110
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Gansu  >  Jiayuguan
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 3 - 3

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