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Jiayuguan Fortress

Within Yuquan Town, Yuquan Town, Jiayuguan 735100, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really wanted to see the western side of the Great Wall but it a very very long drive. Getting here from Dunhuang is about 5 hours drive. It is worth to see more because of the whole surrounding area and the remoteness so you...More

Thank Donna V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit to see the splendour of the Great Wall at the Western side of China. Richard Yue our guide safely drove us to Jiayiguan from Zhangye and was helpful during our long visits to both the Fort and the Overhanging Great Wall....More

Thank puvan73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jiayu Pass was a vital pass on the ancient Silk Road. The Jiayuguan Pass is situated in the middle of Hexi Corridor. Opening Hours : 08:30 to 20:00 during Summer and Autumn. 08:30 to 18:00 during Winter and Spring. Best time to visit is May...More

Thank jennyMalaysia18
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building is on the top of a hill close to Jiayuguan, dominating the city. The structure is impressive, very wide external walls with some market carts and space for exhibitions inside. There is a little original, most of it has been heavily restored, and...More

Thank Paolo P
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

This rebuilt fortress is quite interesting to see. Incredible views from the ramparts which you can walk all around the top, though there are no interiors to view. The ticket is ¥120 and includes the fortress, the first beacon and the overhanging Great Wall. Hiring...More

Thank bean802
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Set between stunning mountain ranges, and with a backdrop of iron smelters, this rebuilt ancient fort sits, auspiciously, on the western end of the Great Wall. Often overrun with Chinese tour groups, and at 120 Kwai, very expensive, it still has a definite grandeur and...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2017

Can easily spend a day here taking photos! Love the lanterns at the Guan Di temple, and the malt candy along the street inside the pass, makes a good bite while walking around! Free wifi also available. Go on a beautiful day to get wonderful...More

Thank Ripple S
Reviewed 26 May 2017

reached here almost 4pm but still getting time for visit. there were renovated fortress but still worth to visit & strolling between the fortress esp for here could view the lovely & beautiful Qilian Mountains

Thank iamface
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

It's a very well preserved Ming dynasty fortress, unfortunately the English readiness is still lacking as most signs are clearly not translated by people that's both fluent and context aware. Also, while impressive, there's a bunch of comparable or greater Ming era fortification over most...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

This is a largely recreated site, but it is what one comes to see in Jiayuguan and thus a must-do activity. It is also noteworthy for its absolutely hilarious English-language mistranslations of the Chinese signs. I am usually not one to dwell on mistranslations, knowing...More

Thank Jon A
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