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I am assuming this is what is known as the fort. The whole place looks like it was freshly rebuilt last week. I walked around the whole place and got a feeling for what it must have looked like many years ago but I felt...More
The reconstructed fortress is huge. It gives you an idea as to what it was like in its original time. You can walk around on the ground as well as on the walls. On the way to the fortress itself there is an interesting display...More
As others have mentioned, the fortress was entirely rebuilt but it still made for a very interesting and enjoyable place for us. The architecture of the buildings, the small Daoist temple, the acrobats, the people in uniforms of the time recreating ancient battles, the interesting...More
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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