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We are on a Silk Road trip, and Jiayuguan being an important part of ancient Silk Road. Glad that we have a knowledgeable guide that share with us the history.
Without the history, this place is not worth visiting.
I do agree that they should...More
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
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
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.
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
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
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