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Address: Southwest of Jiayuguan, Jiayuguan 735100, China
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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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The start of the Great Wall

I was very excited to see the Great Wall of China, and was very happy in Jiayuguan. We went on the trip to see the three attractions (Large Wall, Fort, small wall) in the early... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
FrostyHands
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Plymouth, United Kingdom

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very excited to see the Great Wall of China, and was very happy in Jiayuguan. We went on the trip to see the three attractions (Large Wall, Fort, small wall) in the early afternoon and it was hot to climb up along the wall on the first stop. Totally worth it though. The Fort was very busy with... More 

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China
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The attraction is fully human made and not well managed. Spent almost 2 hours walking around inside and did not see any valuable part except the show and small shops...

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Thank Shuyuan Z
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

This is a highlight to see. Nicely restored and decorated. There are shows in the morning and afternoon on military in the past. If you like far less tourist groups, go between 11 and 14:00

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

There seem to be two listings on TA for the same stretch of wall, West Wall and Great Wall at the Jiayuguan Pass and the pictures other reviewers have uploaded are of the Wall and the Fort. These are two two different sites and you need a car or cab to visit them. I believe they are about 8kms apart.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

While at the foot of the Great Wall, we thought we can view the area from the top. However, we only managed to climb a portion of the Great Wall at the Pass as "there's always a higher Wall".

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Malaysia
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66 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

We reached Jiayuguan during our travel along the Silk Road. A large area of the wall were restored or reconstructed for visitors.The floors are neatly tiled. There are clean cement joints on the brickwork of the wall. During antiquity , this Great Wall in Jiayuguan stretched all the way to Beijing. That is about 21000km of brick walls to keep... More 

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DeLand, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We didn't realize until we arrived at this site that it isn't the original, or real, Great Wall. It is a reconstruction of the West Gate, probably very similar to the original, but significantly updated. If you are doing the Silk Road, this is a worthwhile stop, but if you are a history buff, be prepared for something that is... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

This is the western end of the Great Wall of China. Most of the fort are restored, not in its original stage as in some part of the wall in China. Worth half a day trip.

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singapore
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31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

The view is nothing compared to those outside Beijing but still worth a visit as part of the tour to Jiayuguan as it is included in the ticket price.for the fort. The climb is more challenging and it offers a good view of the surrounding from the height up the slope.

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Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

The hanging great wall is a restored section that connects with Jiayuguan, marking the western end of the great wall. Ticket to Jiayuguan includes three sites: jiayuguan, the hanging great wall and the first beacon. Unfortunately, it is difficult to get to the latter two by bus. Easy way is to share a cab (if traveling solo). Also, if you... More 

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