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Address: Southwest of Jiayuguan, Jiayuguan 735100, China
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The strategic outpost at the western end of the Great Wall is the...

The strategic outpost at the western end of the Great Wall is the best-preserved pass.

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We arrived fairly early (about 9.30 am) having left the city at around 7.00 am. This meant there were not too many people around and this made the views all the more amazing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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Singapore, Singapore
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you’re not a history junkie like me, you’ll prolly find yourself spending a few hours exerting your way up the numerous flight of stairs, explore the large compound, take coupla pictures and take in as much information as you can before leaving for lunch. Not much to do here, just an informative trip on how this pass came about... More 

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Anna Maria
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We arrived fairly early (about 9.30 am) having left the city at around 7.00 am. This meant there were not too many people around and this made the views all the more amazing. Really tough climb and be careful of the handrail on the climb as it is rusted and leaves your hands red. The uneven steps make this a... More 

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Thank Sue B
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

There are four sites covered by the Y120 entrance ticket, three of which we visited. The main fort and wall sites are clumsy reconstructions (renovations), disappointingly ersatz amid a curiously industrial landscape: pylons and cooling towers as far as the eye can see. Coach parks, wax work figures, costume reenactments and plastic camels. The history and significance of the sites... More 

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Kluang, Malaysia
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205 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Buit in 1372 during Ming Dynasty,it is a bit different from the Beijing Great Wall. There are buggy from the entrance to the Wall

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I was very excited to see the Great Wall of China, and was very happy in Jiayuguan. We went on the trip to see the three attractions (Large Wall, Fort, small wall) in the early afternoon and it was hot to climb up along the wall on the first stop. Totally worth it though. The Fort was very busy with... More 

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China
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

The attraction is fully human made and not well managed. Spent almost 2 hours walking around inside and did not see any valuable part except the show and small shops...

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Thank Shuyuan Z
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

I debated going to this spot since I read it is just total reconstruction and replica of the wall. However the climb was well worth the view of the mountains overlooking the sprawling desert. Once you reach the top, you can hike into the mountains (with a few paths) and get some amazing photos and sit and take in the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

This is a highlight to see. Nicely restored and decorated. There are shows in the morning and afternoon on military in the past. If you like far less tourist groups, go between 11 and 14:00

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

There seem to be two listings on TA for the same stretch of wall, West Wall and Great Wall at the Jiayuguan Pass and the pictures other reviewers have uploaded are of the Wall and the Fort. These are two two different sites and you need a car or cab to visit them. I believe they are about 8kms apart.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

While at the foot of the Great Wall, we thought we can view the area from the top. However, we only managed to climb a portion of the Great Wall at the Pass as "there's always a higher Wall".

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