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Review of Jiayuguan Fortress

Jiayuguan Fortress
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Ranked #2 of 35 things to do in Jiayuguan
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

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 to go to our hotel & then with the help of google translate asked the local guy to take us to the wall & the fort. (About 180 for half the day)
There wasnt many people there at this time of year which was lovely, blue sky’s were great for photos. You can walk around to the fort or hire a bike for 10. This means you can go around the lake which was really nice. The fort is much bigger than I thought, they obviously have archery games and other things going on in the summer

Thank Tina H
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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.

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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'.

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.

Thank kathy_rodgers
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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.

Thank Joni H
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