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“Western End of the Wall”
Review of Jiayuguan Fortress

Jiayuguan Fortress
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Ranked #2 of 35 things to do in Jiayuguan
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Jiayuguan is a well restored fort marking the edge of the Great Wall in the Ming Dynasty time, in an important place in the Hexi Corridor. It is reasonably picturesque and has a outer wall which you can climb up and walk around to take photos of the towers. It is a nice example of Ming architecture- not spectacular but nice nontheless for its historical significance.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

A grand fortress great for shooting historical movies. Few people in winter. We went camel riding in the snow. Fortress on one side, Qilian Mountain on the other. Amazing view!

Date of experience: February 2018
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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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank TinaHH123
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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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