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Can easily spend a day here taking photos! Love the lanterns at the Guan Di temple, and the malt candy along the street inside the pass, makes a good bite while walking around! Free wifi also available. Go on a beautiful day to get wonderful...More
reached here almost 4pm but still getting time for visit. there were renovated fortress but still worth to visit & strolling between the fortress esp for here could view the lovely & beautiful Qilian Mountains
It's a very well preserved Ming dynasty fortress, unfortunately the English readiness is still lacking as most signs are clearly not translated by people that's both fluent and context aware.
Also, while impressive, there's a bunch of comparable or greater Ming era fortification over most...More
This is a largely recreated site, but it is what one comes to see in Jiayuguan and thus a must-do activity. It is also noteworthy for its absolutely hilarious English-language mistranslations of the Chinese signs. I am usually not one to dwell on mistranslations, knowing...More
The fortress is fascinating in many aspects. First and foremost because of it's location (Hexi corridor, just in between two mountains) and history. The fort has been renovated well, but it makes it a bit too 'sculptured' at the same time. In the surroundings, many...More
The Jiayuguan Fortress at the beginning (or end) of the wall is a more interesting site than sites near Beijing. Although there are some shops inside the fortress, they're not obvious. Buildings and towers all have multi-language signs in front.
This Fort is located around 15 mins from town and half an hour from the Airport It is the last Fortress at the west end of the Great Ming Wall.. The Fort is part of the Dragons tail and is at the end or the...More
I visited on a recommendation from my guide. So glad I did. He explained the fortress and how it worked, including some areas that intruders could be captured unaware if they tried to enter the fortress as adversaries.
Very interesting to have a local tell...More