Great Wall at Jiayuguan Pass

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Great Wall at Jiayuguan Pass

Great Wall at Jiayuguan Pass
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Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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The strategic outpost at the western end of the Great Wall is the best-preserved pass.
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Stephen C
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Part of the Great Wall
Oct 2020 • Couples
Despite the fact that most part of the wall is reconstructed rather than the original.

If you only want to see the real thing then you can give this place a miss. Else, it is still worth visiting as it sits on the original site and is rich in history. Apparently, this wall is considered to be the start of the Great Wall and is located along the Silk Road.
Written October 11, 2020
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Anne B
Beijing, China73 contributions
Renovated Great Wall
Oct 2020 • Couples
It is a nice walk along the renovated parts of the Great Wall. Not comparable to hiking the Great Wall around Beijing and nice to see the whole story and distance behind.
Written October 8, 2020
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AZCasualTraveler
Mesa, AZ1,794 contributions
Western End of Great Wall
Oct 2019
This is the fifth section of the Great Wall that we have visited thus far - not as long in length as the others but it is strategically one of the most important piece of the Great Wall. This "restored" section of the Great Wall is located in the exact location -- unlike the nearby section that is considered to be a "replica" because it is not in a location of an original section of the Great Wall. The Jiayuguan Pass Great Wall is important in history in that is located along the historic Silk Road, and this section of the Wall is on the western end of the Great Wall and considered to be the "start" of the Great Wall.

This Wall although short in length is also very challenging - the slope going uphill is almost 45 degrees which is quite steep. So hike up slowly and make frequent rest stops along the way.

I do consider Jiayuguan Pass Great Wall is definitely worthwhile visit because of its strategic importance in the history of the Great Wall and location to the Silk Road trail.
Written January 3, 2020
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Somos Dos
7 contributions
Nice, but wall not so long..
Nov 2019
Nice piece of renovated wall, just way shorten than I expected. Anyway it can give you idea, how it looked like in the past, just it could be way longer..
Written December 19, 2019
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Monika1958
Zhuhai, China215 contributions
Disappointed
Sep 2019
We bought the combined ticket for: "great wall", Beaken tower (first strategic post) and Fortress. Regular price I guess RM 110, Senior discounted ticket RMB 55 (show your pass port to receive discount).
We had hired a car for all day to bring us to all three sites, RMB 200. Made it very easy to get from A to B.
We were very disappointed in the Wall. It is restored to a point that it could be in some Chinese Amusement park. In terms of view, well, looking towards the city proper lots of smoking factory chimneys. I have never seen that many in one spot. You can see mountain ranges in the far distance, which we liked. There seem to be trails (don't look very official though) leading probably into some hinterlands.
There is another section of Wall that is not accessible at this point. We could see scaffolding on it.
We walked around the park and encountered this new Chinese Gate, which was closed. We simply walked around it and found a couple of temples which seem to be quite old and interesting. Nobody stopped us from exploring those.
We visited during Mid Autumn Festival and National days, so it was not busy at all.
Written September 28, 2019
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zozopy
Arese, Italy116 contributions
A strong emotion at the very far end of the Chinese Wall
Aug 2019 • Family
We came to see the Chinese Wall, so we climbed the 600 steps to reach the top end of it. Stairs are very steep but the view over the Gobi desert is worth the effort.
Written August 15, 2019
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lovetoootravel
Melbourne, Australia248 contributions
A must see if in the area
Jun 2019 • Couples
The Great Wall never ceases to amaze, especially the overhanging wall. You can see for miles out into the Gobi desert which is worth the walk up some very very steep steps.
Written June 27, 2019
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GigiReloj
63 contributions
Simply Amazing
Oct 2018 • Couples
Weather in early October was perfect. Crowded, but not too bad. Stairs...many and steep. But so worth it. Just had a total knee replacement 9 months prior, and hit the wall with no problems...thats because i was aggressive in my therapy. My 85yr old mom wouldnt have made it. Views were breathtaking. A must-do.
Written December 11, 2018
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mogolan
Ashdod, Israel662 contributions
Restoration?
Sep 2018 • Friends
As mentioned in many reviews, the restoration went too far. Nevertheless, worth the visit. Climb to the top, if you are in shape!
Written November 9, 2018
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ARIEL JEAN M
Shanghai, China78 contributions
Disapointing wall, the surroundings are atrocious
Jul 2018 • Couples
Lets start with the good part. Thats the beginning of the wall and you are close to Mongolia. The view at the top of the tower looking north is good.But I think the restauration went too far and it looks like the wall was built last year.
The climb is short but steep. No need for water or food, the whole thing takes 45mn max.
The bad now: i would say that chinese autorities didnt protect the site around and the south and east views are terrible: plants, garbage, nuclear plant in the distance , winter complex at the foot of the wall, ugly villages are surrounding the site, killing any atmosphere. In particular when you go down the path to the Exit. Forget the souvenir stores (cheap chinese toys) and stupid statues of marco pollo. There is not much to see there.
This is 2/5 in my opinion, impossible to get higher rating with such bad surrounding killing the mood.
Note: the great wall near Beijing is a much much better experience.
Note2: there is another section of the wall nearby which looks much more promising but i could not find a way to get there, all taxis want you to go to Disney Wall.
Dont come to this city is probably the best to do as this is an horrible city to stay (even one night).

I put two pics: the good and the bad sides.
Written July 28, 2018
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