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Private Day Tour of Jiayuguan
"At 9am your guide will meet you at the lobby of your Jiayuguan hotel for a wonderful day trip around Jiayuguan. The first stop of today is Jiayuguan Fort which is the very end of western end of the Great Wall in Ming Dynasty. Construction of Jiayuguan Fort began in 1372 during Ming Dynasty to fence off against Mongolians. Today you could still see the well-preserved walls and buildings. Also known as ""The First Pass Under Heaven"" the fort was inducted to the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1987.Next you will be transferred and climb up the Overhanging Great Wall which was reconstructed in 1980s according to the original footprint to enjoy the wonderful view. An included lunch will be served right after your visit to the overhanging great wall. Afterwards
From $69.00
 
Private Day Tour of Jiayuguan
"At 9am your guide will meet you at the lobby of your Jiayuguan hotel for a wonderful day trip around Jiayuguan. The first stop of today is Jiayuguan Fort which is the very end of western end of the Great Wall in Ming Dynasty. Construction of Jiayuguan Fort began in 1372 during Ming Dynasty to fence off against Mongolians. Today you could still see the well-preserved walls and buildings. Also known as ""The First Pass Under Heaven"" the fort was inducted to the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1987.Next you will be transferred and climb up the Overhanging Great Wall which was reconstructed in 1980s according to the original footprint to enjoy the wonderful view. An included lunch will be served right after your visit to the overhanging great wall. Afterwards
From $69.00
 
Private Day Tour of Jiayuguan
"At 9am your guide will meet you at the lobby of your Jiayuguan hotel for a wonderful day trip around Jiayuguan. The first stop of today is Jiayuguan Fort which is the very end of western end of the Great Wall in Ming Dynasty. Construction of Jiayuguan Fort began in 1372 during Ming Dynasty to fence off against Mongolians. Today you could still see the well-preserved walls and buildings. Also known as ""The First Pass Under Heaven"" the fort was inducted to the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1987.Next you will be transferred and climb up the Overhanging Great Wall which was reconstructed in 1980s according to the original footprint to enjoy the wonderful view. An included lunch will be served right after your visit to the overhanging great wall. Afterwards
From $69.00

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Facts and Figures about Jiayuguan

Location: located in the Gobi desert, at the middle of Hexi Corridor, 600 kms from Lanzhou, 5 - 6 hours away by bus from DunhaungNeighboring Areas: Shaanxi, Sichuan, and Qinghai provinces, Inner...
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victorwkf
Aug 12, 2007

Jiayuguan town centre and shopping

Jiayuguan is not just about the famous great wall pass. If you are in the town, you should visit the town centre which is very clean and beautiful. There is now a huge shopping complex at the town...
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victorwkf
Aug 12, 2007

The Wei Jin Tombs - Part II

The tomb-brick murals of the Wei and Jin periods pre-date the Mogaokou murals and frescos at Dunhuang. The style of painting can be linked directly to the styles seen in Cave 249 at the Mogaokou. It...
mke1963
Apr 25, 2006

The Wei Jin Tombs - Part I

Located in Xincheng, 18 km northeast Jiayuguan, the Wei Jin Dynasties Tomb Complex is an extremely significant cultural site that is little visited by most visitors to Jiayuguan. The underground tombs...
mke1963
Apr 25, 2006

Overhanging Great Wall

If you're pressed for time, skip climbing the Overhanging Great Wall and just take photos from the outside. We got marvellous photos anyway. :P I've been on the Great Wall from Jinshanling to Simatai,...
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ellyse
Mar 06, 2006

Zipline fun at 1st Beacon Tower

Admission to 1st Beacon Tower is 11 RMB, zipline ride across the gorge (?) is 35 RMB. The snow scenery at Jiayuguan fortress and 1st Beacon Tower is gorgeous... sadly, this's season-specific! Having...
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ellyse
Mar 06, 2006
 
 
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Jiayuguan-- The Great Wall's westernmost fortress

Admission 60 RMB (30 RMB for students). The snow scenery at Jiayuguan fortress and 1st Beacon Tower is gorgeous... sadly, this's season-specific! Having all of these 2 places to yourself is also a big...
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ellyse
Mar 06, 2006

Shiguan (Overhanging Great Wall) - Part II

This would seem odd, until (as Aurel Stein was quick to realize) the importance of the great trade route through the Jiayuguan pass is noted. For the Chinese in the earlier Han Dyasty, it was...
mke1963
Feb 20, 2006

Shiguan (Overhanging Great Wall) - Part I

At the Shiguankou Gorge, where the little village of Huangzeying lies, Aurel Stein was extremely impressed by the complicated arrangements for protecting not just the great lands behind (east of) the...
mke1963
Feb 20, 2006

Visitor Centre at the First Signal Tower

Great design, poor function.The visitor centre at the First Signal Tower has been constructed underground and has the potential to be a great facility. Unfortunately, the undergound bunker, virtually...
mke1963
Feb 20, 2006

First Signal Tower

South-east of the Jiayguguan Fortress by some 8km is the First Signal Tower. From the lonely dusty road it looks like it is sitting on a flat plain where the Great Wall mysteriously ends, some...
mke1963
Feb 20, 2006

Inside the Fortress

The inside of the fortress is now virtually empty, save for the Commanding Officer's Mansion to one side. It was originally built during the reign of the Ming Emperor Longqing (1567 to 1572), and much...
mke1963
Feb 20, 2006

The Entrances to the Jiayuguan Fortress

Perhaps the most spectacular part of the fortress is the method of entry. There are two outer gateways, both facing south, after which there is a sharp turn to get to the main gate, so preventing a...
mke1963
Feb 20, 2006

Jiayuguan Fortress - Part III

In 1506, a master builder, Wang Zhen, started building the huge Guanghuamen and Rouyuanmen towers above the east and west gates. Each stood on a platform 9 metres above the ground, and were 17 metres...
mke1963
Feb 20, 2006

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mke1963

"Jiayuguan"
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victorwkf

"Jiayuguan - The most westerly great wall pass"
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l_joo

"Jiayuguan Pass"
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"End of the wall?"
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xiaomei

"Jiayuguan"
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