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Jiayuguan Fortress

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Within Yuquan Town, Yuquan Town, Jiayuguan 735100, China
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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Visit :1h30 Good is the size and the good path around and inside the park. Bad: there is too many business inside the park. Renting bikes, motorcycles, many attractions unrelated to a real landmark. They also allow smoking and drones inside. Overall the restauration seems...More

Thank ARIEL JEAN M
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Most important chapter of silk road, very well maintained and beautiful views from the fort of the snowy mountains one side and black mountains other side.

Thank PARIVRAAJK
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Standing among vast desert and surrounded by rolling mountains, Jiayuguan Fortress looks like a dignified general guarding the grand land. It was constructed with the most integrated defensive system: an inner city, an outer city, and a moat. Besides functioning as a frontier military fortress,...More

Thank Diong 丽
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

What have they done with the original which is now replaced with a poor structure with no explanations. Inside has been made into an amusement park. This is a huge disappointment. There is a little of the old wall hidden but the rest is concrete.

Thank Clarky57
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Jiayuguan is a well restored fort marking the edge of the Great Wall in the Ming Dynasty time, in an important place in the Hexi Corridor. It is reasonably picturesque and has a outer wall which you can climb up and walk around to take...More

Thank bjnomads
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

A grand fortress great for shooting historical movies. Few people in winter. We went camel riding in the snow. Fortress on one side, Qilian Mountain on the other. Amazing view!

Thank AnnieZhuang
Reviewed 2 December 2017

We took the train from Xining to Jiayuguan when you come out of the train station just follow the signs for the local taxi, people will try to accosted you to go on tour with them but we just got a local taxi on meter...More

Thank Tina H
Reviewed 14 November 2017

the fortess of Jiayuguan is definitely one of the must sees when in this town along with one of the sections of the Great wall out here. I think the portion called West wall which was less than 15 minutes from the fortress. Very easy...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Very close to the 'small' steel city of Jiayuguan, with its hotels and railway stations. Much restored, so the walls look pretty much like they were when they were new. But the 'town' inside the fort has been cleared, to make room for the tourists....More

Thank LauraJane597
Reviewed 11 October 2017

A large well restored Ming fortress but not alot to see and do inside except the walls. There were shops and people in costume.

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