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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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  • 关城+悬臂长城+天下第一墩的套票,三个景点都去了一遍。 三个景点相距较远,租车会比较方便,费用也合理。 市区挺大且很美,楼不高,道路宽! 
  • 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...  more »
  • 悬臂长城此处为嘉峪关真正的古长城,悬臂长城离市区较远,需包车或打车到达,它连于山间,长城城体由黄泥和稻谷等所建,沿着城墙直上,登高之处,望着塞外一片苍茫,人类不过寄蜉蝣于天地,顿时心中不由得感慨良多,抚摸着明代修的古老城墙,仿佛当年祖先们金戈铁马出征塞外的场景仍在眼前,不禁一声叹息。