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Jiayuguan Fortress

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Within Yuquan Town, Yuquan Town, Jiayuguan 735100, China
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

As other reviewers have mentioned this is no longer a historical site, but a re-creation of one. Save your time and skip this entire area of Gansu, as everything is "restored" in the Chinese way, meaning it's not so much restored as it is torn...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2014

This place is pretty remote, and a fairly expensive one, but if you're interested in the history of the Great Wall, or just Chinese history in general, it'd be good to swing by this place. The city of Jiayuguan is not really worth your time,...More

Thank Austin G
Reviewed 22 June 2014

The best part of this place was the wonderful before and after photo boards on the walk in. This site has been restored and now includes a jousting arena. Some parts are still under construction. A little too plastic for my taste.

1  Thank Ms T
Reviewed 17 May 2014

If you want to see something ruggedly and none-restored, it will be a huge disappointment. The original fortress was torn into ground long time ago and now what you see is a recreation, highly faithful to the original version though. The site covers a vast...More

Thank peggielv
Reviewed 15 May 2014

The "jar" doors used to trap attacking armies and the spiked rollers were cool examples of ancient China's trickery against invaders. This is an isolated spot that lets you imagine how desolate the area was to be defended. Obviously this is a tough spot to...More

Thank Batikh
Reviewed 2 October 2013

Actually this fortress ( the last one at western end of the Great Wall ) is really impressive , but it has been almost totally and too renovated ( chinese style !!! ) . It seems something from Disneyland ! Moreover around only one side...More

Thank Massimo R
Reviewed 9 August 2013

I have read a little about the Silk Road and my understanding that in the last few years China has found that a lot of tourist what to see the Silk Road and China is going to bring it to you. So almost all the...More

Thank theeyesoftheworld
Reviewed 5 August 2013

We were excited to come to Jiayuguan to see a part of history but ended up finding this place- a recreation through the eyes of Chinese tourism. The fort might as well be in the outskirts of Beijing since it's a total reconstruction. Even though...More

2  Thank Stubie6
Reviewed 27 July 2013

When we visited in July 2013 most of the gates were in scaffolding, but it still is an impressive and historically interesting fort. Out of the three main sights in Jiayuguan, this is the one that shouldn't be missed (unless you have never seen a...More

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 22 June 2013

When visiting this fort you must have your passport with you and fill in paperwork, there is a lot of security at this location, I assume it is still considered a military post. We expected to walk on the great wall of China which started...More

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