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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 to combine the two in an afternoon of sightseeing.

Date of experience: October 2017
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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. Stand on the walls and imagine what it was like to be 'thrown onto the Gobi'.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank LauraJane597
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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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

It didn't dawn on me that the walls of Jiayuguan fortress are considered part of the Great Wall..the walls certainly don't exhibit the majestic feel like the infamous great walls seen in beijing but they still played an important part in defending the city, the country. Walking on top of the walls and looking out to the vastness of lands well beyond the city gave me a glimpse of the past, the importance of the walls n the past..the soldiers do their marches at certain time of the day too..if one is interested to watch.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank jonih916
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

We really wanted to see the western side of the Great Wall but it a very very long drive. Getting here from Dunhuang is about 5 hours drive. It is worth to see more because of the whole surrounding area and the remoteness so you have to use your imagination a bit. We were too rushed because we want to get to the mountains on other side before sunset. So make sure you have a day in this area to see the fortress and then the surrounding wall and walks, that is what will make this worthwhile because you come so far to see this it is a shame to cut it short. You need a car / driver or guide with you if you don't have any Chinese otherwise you have no idea how to find things in this very vast place.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Donna V
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