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West great wall is one of the oldest part of great wall of China. These wall played great roll in the chines history and Silk route history.
I loved climbing to the top and I recommend every one to hike to the top.
What we enjoyed most is the view along the way up to the top tower. We went there in the late afternoon around 4:30 and stayed till 6:00. The sunlight ripened and gilded whatever were facing it. But the sky and snow-covered mountain range remained...More
Though the wall has been rebuilt, it is very nice to see, you can walk up one way & down the other, that gives opportunity of photos on the wall & of it. At this time of year it wasn’t busy & blue sky’s make...More
It was very interesting to see this portion of the wall. Constructed much different than the parts closer to Beijing.
Well worth it to make the climb to one of the higher towers and get a fabulous view. do bring water and sun protection though...More
Here's the tip - if you are looking at the pic above, don't take the stairs going up the hill to the right. Those stairs are extremely steep and if the wind is blowing it can be scary to traverse the steps and the wind...More
The West Wall is included in the ticket for the Jiayuguan Fort, so might as well visit. Depending on what kind of shape you are in this can be an easy hike or a more difficult one. We spent a total of 45 minutes here,...More
This is a Disney version of the Great Wall. Not connected to the Wall, totally modern, you have fake camels and travelers along the Wall. You just climb up and down. Not worth the detour and entry tickets. Better go to the first tower or...More
This part is also called the overhanging wall. It has no fort and two towers. You have to climb up, which is a reasonable climb. The view on the black mountains is nice. In the direction of the town the industry has come closer in...More