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The First Strategic Post

Bank of Taolai River, Xiongguan District, Jiayuguan 735100, China
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Much more than just a ruin!

There's an excellent small museum and glassbottom overhanging viewing platform, an entire replica... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
bean802
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Suzhou, China
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My husband and I really wanted to make it here because we have already been to Shanhaiguan where... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2016
Sarah C
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Bank of Taolai River, Xiongguan District, Jiayuguan 735100, China

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There's an excellent small museum and glassbottom overhanging viewing platform, an entire replica fort town and inn, and a terrifying but terrific role bridge across a gorgeous river canyon. Do not miss it!

Thank bean802
Reviewed 20 June 2016

My husband and I really wanted to make it here because we have already been to Shanhaiguan where the wall goes into the ocean, so getting a picture of the wall where it started was why we came to Jiayuguan. When you arrive you can...More

1  Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 15 February 2016

I'm sure it was interesting if you made it, however when I arrived there was no-one to open the gate. Despite having paid for it. And even if the gate was opened, our car was not allowed inside so I would have had to pay...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

Don't be put off by previous reviews, yes the first strategic post is now reduced to a walled off area which is a mound of rubble and sand, but what else do you expect? Without renovating it (which will also receive negative comments about it...More

1  Thank Jen R
Reviewed 24 June 2015

Its a massive mound of sand. BUT its colossal and its old and it is at the very end of the Great Wall. Nothing further west than this. Very different to the romantic wall and posts that you see elsewhere which consist of stone and...More

Thank Alan-Phillips6
Reviewed 5 August 2013

This site has been beefed up with a pointless 'museum' with dinosaur bones, a bar, a stone-yurt hotel, a wild-west theme park and a flying fox. A lot of reconstruction was going on there when we visited, presumably to add more gimmicks to the aging...More

Thank Stubie6
Reviewed 4 June 2013

Historic landmark but nothing that special to see.... there is a suspension bridge, beacon, and musuem to see... its 10 min drive from Jiayuguan fortress...

Thank JOECOOL10
Reviewed 17 May 2013

No that much to see but it is significant as the end (or beginning) of the Wall. You can see the huge cliff and understand how the Wall could start there. There is a small "museum" and you can take the zip line across (it...More

Thank JPDeM
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