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Lets start with the good part. Thats the beginning of the wall and you are close to Mongolia. The view at the top of the tower looking north is good.But I think the restauration went too far and it looks like the wall was built...More
It’s such a shame that the authorities taper down any genuine parts of the wall and replace it with a concrete Disney like replacement. Show us the original and sensitive reconstructions. The restorations detract from the real history which seems to have been overlooked
The Xuanbi Great Wall, nearby Jiayuguan, is a significant disappointment, especially if you have been at the Great Wall locations by Beijing. The overly restored great wall appears almost fake, as if it was purpose built on the location as an attraction (especially with the...More
It had been my dream for quite a while to see the Great Wall by myself, and it came true on 16 October 2017. It was an impressive structure, and it was unbelievable that they built it for 6700 kilometres long! A ticket was required...More
The area where the western end of Great Wall is supposed to end is a very nice mounty area. Sets of tower on the tops, and connecting wall in between- A walk over there is pretty nice, it takes approximately one hour. The minus is...More
This rebuilt section of the wall is a tough vertical climb but well worth the toil. The views from the top are beautiful and gives a real idea of life on the wall for soldiers garrisoned to man the beacons.