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Try to picture the past

The remains of this wall in the western Gobi desert may look insignificant when compared with the sections of the Great Wall near Beijing, but try to picture it's past. It was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 July 2016
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Broadbeach, Australia
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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I've been here five times over the last 13 years and each time it's smaller and smaller than the previous visit. The most recent visit, there was a team of workers injecting some sort of 'secret' solution (they wouldn't tell me what it was) that they said was to help preserve the remaining layers of straw, reeds, pebbles and sand... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

A tall mark of history.Marvellous for the eyes,a unique experience to learn and remember.A must see place at least once in life time.

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Urumqi, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

It is far from Dunhuang city, you have to chart a car or join a tour to the Wall, no public transfer. It was wonderful to see the Wall that was built 2000 years ago, actually it was located on the key part of the original Silk Road. There are few people to visit here, so it is nice to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Great wall of Han Dynasty is part of the west route to visit along with Yangguan, Yumenguan and Hechangchen. The entrance for the Great Wall includes Yumenguan and Hechangchen at RMB40. The Great Wall is now left with only a big slab of rocks so it may disappoint some.

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The most astonishing thing about this is that the wall is still standing, after 2000 years. This is a much, much older section of the wall than you see near Beijing - about 1000 years older. You can still see the reeds and plant material between the layers of the wall - they're what's persisting and what gives those striking... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Wonderful site, really evocative, and fantastic to see. A wonderful comparison to the wall at Beijing. Here it is much smaller, and over 1000 years earlier. Combine with trip to the Jade Gate, through some wonderful scenery and generally good roads ( with bumpy bits).

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

This wall is now disappearing due to age. I felt it wasn't worth my time but it was part of the tour.

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Broadbeach, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

The remains of this wall in the western Gobi desert may look insignificant when compared with the sections of the Great Wall near Beijing, but try to picture it's past. It was mostly built by 121BC as a defence against Mongol invasion and to protect the Silk Road trade. Builders used unique methods - see www.chinahighlights.com

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Han Dynasty is about to happened in 2000 years ago (206 BC–220 AD). I do not like the new walls and towers that built to make it more attractive. I like the old walls which it is totally not attractive. It is the real history, right? Worth to spend RMB 20 at Ka Yue Guan for the permission of entering... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

Heading west from Yumen Pass (go there first before the crowds arrive on the way back from other sites) the Han Great Wall is the next attraction. Most tours stop in a small area with a tower, wall ruins and some left over wheat bushels. It's a fascinating area. It's highly likely though that there are many other sections of... More 

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