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“Amusement park or real landmark?”
Review of Jiayuguan Fortress

Jiayuguan Fortress
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US$639,00*
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3-Night Private Tour from Dunhuang to Jiayuguan
Ranked #2 of 35 things to do in Jiayuguan
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Visit :1h30
Good is the size and the good path around and inside the park.
Bad: there is too many business inside the park. Renting bikes, motorcycles, many attractions unrelated to a real landmark. They also allow smoking and drones inside.
Overall the restauration seems to have destroyed the feeling of authenticity and sometime we were wondering what was fake or real.
Chinese park management should learn how to display ancient artefacts in a different way than a disney park.
Last the museum was a big joke, no english translation and most of artefact are rebuilt to give a feeling of realism. No documentary on the restauration for instance..

Rating 3/5
To get 4/5: remove all businesses inside the fort and dont trear us like consumers. We want to learn about Great China, we dont care of your plastic tous. Also dont allow smoking and drones. Thats really bad in my opinion.

No potential for 5/5.

Thank ARIEL JEAN M
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

Most important chapter of silk road, very well maintained and beautiful views from the fort of the snowy mountains one side and black mountains other side.

Thank PARIVRAAJK
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Standing among vast desert and surrounded by rolling mountains, Jiayuguan Fortress looks like a dignified general guarding the grand land. It was constructed with the most integrated defensive system: an inner city, an outer city, and a moat. Besides functioning as a frontier military fortress, it was also an important traffic hub along the Silk Road, the oldest worldwide trading route.

Thank Diong 丽
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

What have they done with the original which is now replaced with a poor structure with no explanations. Inside has been made into an amusement park. This is a huge disappointment. There is a little of the old wall hidden but the rest is concrete.

Thank Clarky57
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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.

Thank bjnomads
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