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Within Yuquan Town, Yuquan Town, Jiayuguan 735100, China
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Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

As stated in other reviews already, one is following paved tracks and views are ok but not spectacular, it’s still a nice short hike. Especially nice for couples is the stand selling locks you can engrave with your name and a message and lock them...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank StefanSchuppi
Reviewed 6 July 2018

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank PARIVRAAJK
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank AnnieZhuang
Reviewed 2 December 2017

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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank TinaHH123
Reviewed 14 November 2017

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

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank TheTravelPirate
Reviewed 12 October 2017

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

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank rkontes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

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

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank sarahcY3695KU
Reviewed 30 July 2015

A memorable site and location to see! Takes a couple of hours to stroll through at a relaxed pace. Nothing much beyond a few explanatory signs.

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank Kerry K
Reviewed 17 May 2013

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

Date of experience: May 2013
1  Thank Jean-Pierre D
Reviewed 7 November 2012

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

Date of experience: October 2012
Thank Gert09
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