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Address: Northwest of Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200, China
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Try to picture the past

The remains of this wall in the western Gobi desert may look insignificant when compared with the sections of the Great Wall near Beijing, but try to picture it's past. It was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Broadbeach, Australia
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Broadbeach, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The remains of this wall in the western Gobi desert may look insignificant when compared with the sections of the Great Wall near Beijing, but try to picture it's past. It was mostly built by 121BC as a defence against Mongol invasion and to protect the Silk Road trade. Builders used unique methods - see www.chinahighlights.com

Thank Cookie993
Hong Kong, China
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10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Han Dynasty is about to happened in 2000 years ago (206 BC–220 AD). I do not like the new walls and towers that built to make it more attractive. I like the old walls which it is totally not attractive. It is the real history, right? Worth to spend RMB 20 at Ka Yue Guan for the permission of entering... More 

Thank cklam0407
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Heading west from Yumen Pass (go there first before the crowds arrive on the way back from other sites) the Han Great Wall is the next attraction. Most tours stop in a small area with a tower, wall ruins and some left over wheat bushels. It's a fascinating area. It's highly likely though that there are many other sections of... More 

Thank YorkHiker
Shanghai, China
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42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

You need to be interested in seeing the wall, and then in seeing it in the original form stuck out in the middle of the desert. Then it is just truly fantastic - to see the old remnants of a wall so long and so great. Originally 3m high and 3 m wide, it is amazing how nature has taken... More 

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The intrepid traveler, one who isn’t afraid to go somewhere that their friends have not yet gone, and one who is looking for adventure, is willing to make new friends, experience new cultures, and nature in all its magnificence, will find all of this, and more in Gansu province, and in particular Dun Huang, the Silk Road’s western China junction.... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

Going here is like going back in history. Its a magnificent structure and one can't help but marvel at the architecture. Its amazing how they built this endless structure at a time when they didn't have access to high-end tools like we have today. I went here in October, just at the onset of winter. There were ice-cold winds blowing... More 

Thank Meownali
Kuching, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

ruins of parts of the great walls of china. if you have seen those in the other parts of china, you are likely to find this not interesting and not impressive considering the efforts u put in to get here and the entrace fee you have to pay

Thank Sarawaklaksa
Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This site is very small but is awesome because it is not restored. You are standing beside parts of the Great Wall that are about 1800 years old. And that is awesome. It is included in a package minivan trip to Yardan Formations Geopark. Unless you're a big history buff, it's probably not worth paying for a taxi to take... More 

Thank J K
Shanghai Region, China
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Considering the location, thousands of kilometers away from Beijing, this is a place worth visiting for every China enthusiast. And a great contrast to the Great Wall sections near Beijing!

Thank Leopard154
Leawood, Kansas
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27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

When we went there was no people besides me. The wall was simple with no information provided. On the side there was a little shop selling things. Good for learning history but don't stay long.

Thank Wenhan S

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