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The First Strategic Post

Bank of Taolai River, Xiongguan District, Jiayuguan 735100, China
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Definitely worth a look

Made it out to the start (or end) of the Great Wall just as a sandstorm was blowing in from... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2018
TCPickhaver
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Much more than just a ruin!

There's an excellent small museum and glassbottom overhanging viewing platform, an entire replica... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2017
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good42%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Apr 18, 2018
“Definitely worth a look”
Jul 25, 2017
“Much more than just a ruin!”
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Bank of Taolai River, Xiongguan District, Jiayuguan 735100, China
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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Made it out to the start (or end) of the Great Wall just as a sandstorm was blowing in from Xinjiang. Even with slightly less visibility it was totally worth a look, as long as you have realistic expectations. It is a significant monument of...More

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Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

There's an excellent small museum and glassbottom overhanging viewing platform, an entire replica fort town and inn, and a terrifying but terrific role bridge across a gorgeous river canyon. Do not miss it!

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Reviewed June 19, 2016

My husband and I really wanted to make it here because we have already been to Shanhaiguan where the wall goes into the ocean, so getting a picture of the wall where it started was why we came to Jiayuguan. When you arrive you can...More

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Reviewed February 14, 2016

I'm sure it was interesting if you made it, however when I arrived there was no-one to open the gate. Despite having paid for it. And even if the gate was opened, our car was not allowed inside so I would have had to pay...More

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Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Don't be put off by previous reviews, yes the first strategic post is now reduced to a walled off area which is a mound of rubble and sand, but what else do you expect? Without renovating it (which will also receive negative comments about it...More

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Reviewed June 23, 2015

Its a massive mound of sand. BUT its colossal and its old and it is at the very end of the Great Wall. Nothing further west than this. Very different to the romantic wall and posts that you see elsewhere which consist of stone and...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2013

This site has been beefed up with a pointless 'museum' with dinosaur bones, a bar, a stone-yurt hotel, a wild-west theme park and a flying fox. A lot of reconstruction was going on there when we visited, presumably to add more gimmicks to the aging...More

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Reviewed June 4, 2013

Historic landmark but nothing that special to see.... there is a suspension bridge, beacon, and musuem to see... its 10 min drive from Jiayuguan fortress...

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Reviewed May 17, 2013

No that much to see but it is significant as the end (or beginning) of the Wall. You can see the huge cliff and understand how the Wall could start there. There is a small "museum" and you can take the zip line across (it...More

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