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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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  • 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。 
  • 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 indu...  read more »
  • 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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