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Great Wall at Jiayuguan Pass, Jiayuguan

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Imagine how lonely life on the frontier must have felt at Great Wall at Jiayuguan Pass, facing an endless desert and representing one of the waypoints on the ancient Silk Road. Nestled between towering mountains and desert hills, the pass boasts an inner city and an outer city encircled with a moat. Notice how the barbicans and other defensive structures built with loess blend in with the dessert. Look for the spring in front of the fortress, which is the main reason the pass was built there. Local legend claims that during construction, the emperor expressed doubts in the engineer's judgment concerning the exact number of bricks needed to complete the structure. The engineer added one more brick to the total number to assuage the rulers doubts--it was left over when the pass was finished and can still can be seen laying loose on one of the gates. Great Wall at Jiayuguan Pass is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Jiayuguan Edition.
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  • 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 be...  more »
  • It's nice to imagine at the end of the great wall, especially if you have visited a piece near Beijing. But it is very restored (or even completely rebuilt). We climbed up and down me piece of wall in an hour. View from above might have been nicer if we had good weather, but here we see especially the barren landscape and plants in the area. Frankly, 120 yuan for the fort and it, it's cheap. So if you're in the area, it is to do, but I don't think it was really worth to make a step for it. To get there, we took a taxi to the fortress. He was doing the round trip for 60 yuan, or 80 for us back then in the Center.
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  • Chengguan are good Chengguan, but the activities and projects of neither fish nor fowl, and inconsistent with their title of world cultural heritage. Simulation of ancient warriors practice performed in the city in the morning, the Emperor of the Ching dynasty, civilian feels like song and Ming, soldier and the Sui and Tang dynasties, city tied GER, weapons as well as GE of the Qin and Han dynasties, the picture is so beautiful ...
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Where to stay in Jiayuguan

With such established reasons for visiting Jiayuguan, it's no surprise to find a large number of accommodations here, designed to suit the needs and wants of a range of different travelers. Lanxin Road has a good collection of standard to slightly luxurious hotels with varying degrees of additional facilities, while the district to the south has a wealth of hotels great and small situated along the main boulevards and next to the main city squares. Check out side streets for budget-friendly hostels and guesthouses.
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