Great Wall at Jiayuguan Pass

Great Wall at Jiayuguan Pass

Great Wall at Jiayuguan Pass
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The strategic outpost at the western end of the Great Wall is the best-preserved pass.
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HKHomers
Hong Kong, China22 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Had high expectations of this Jiayuguan Fort. Very disappointing though. Went with my company co-workers and we agreed it almost had a Disney Land feel, that is to say, fake/not real. Imagine the Acropolis in Athens being rebuild like this? Imagine China getting their hands on ancient Rome (the city) and rebuild it? Imagine the Great Pyramid of Giza with white smooth exterior like the original?
Why oh why invest 300mln rebuilding this place? I don't get it, actually detest it.
I was done with the place within 30 minutes as were most of my co-workers.
By the way the towers were identical to those in Xi'an (the city wall ones); must have been the same company renovating them.
The best part for me was the views of the snowcapped mountains south of the Fort. Them mountains must be over 5000m in altitude. A magnificent sight
Written 10 August 2023
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Nevill R
Harrogate, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Business
Years ago as part of a technical visit to a nearby Nickel mine after the ISEC2005 Conference in a decrepit old bus from Dunhuang to Lianzhou
Written 9 September 2022
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Stephen C
Singapore, Singapore1,125 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 11 October 2020
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Anne B
Beijing, China74 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 8 October 2020
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AZCasualTraveler
Mesa, AZ2,439 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 3 January 2020
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Somos Dos
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 19 December 2019
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Monika1958
Zhuhai, China211 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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 28 September 2019
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zozopy
Arese, Italy115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 15 August 2019
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lovetoootravel
Melbourne, Australia247 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 27 June 2019
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GigiReloj
66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 11 December 2018
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