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Address: Within Yuquan Town, Yuquan Town, Jiayuguan 735100, China
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The beginning of the Great Wall

The Jiayuguan Fortress at the beginning (or end) of the wall is a more interesting site than sites near Beijing. Although there are some shops inside the fortress, they're not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bob L
Forest Hills, New York

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Forest Hills, New York
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Jiayuguan Fortress at the beginning (or end) of the wall is a more interesting site than sites near Beijing. Although there are some shops inside the fortress, they're not obvious. Buildings and towers all have multi-language signs in front.

Thank Bob L
Wigan, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Utterly captivating place, so much history and wonder surrounded by incredible scenery! Only a 30 minute drive from Jiayuguan.

Thank SJeebers
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35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Fort is located around 15 mins from town and half an hour from the Airport It is the last Fortress at the west end of the Great Ming Wall.. The Fort is part of the Dragons tail and is at the end or the beginning?? of the Great Wall depends on you ?/. It has been renovated recently but... More 

Thank beijingheart
Beijing, China
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130 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully renovated with excellent introductions. Breath taking views of the Qilian mountains. You still can feel the edge of the world atmosphere.

Thank WTBManila
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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111 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I visited on a recommendation from my guide. So glad I did. He explained the fortress and how it worked, including some areas that intruders could be captured unaware if they tried to enter the fortress as adversaries. Very interesting to have a local tell you about the area. Bonus was there were hardly any visitors there on the day.... More 

Thank Paige S
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Anyone who sclambers out on the choo-choo has probably done some wangled walk on the Great Wall daytrip or overnight via Beijing. Was great. Got a Lotta Cilla Black Love. Got the Bug: Wisny Enough. Suppose there are various ports to visit the long leaning dragon again. Leave them to it. Went close to a Wallsend Hadrianish thing reconstructed Cornwalling... More 

Thank sadeeyor
Singapore, Singapore
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51 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

I was there in mid Oct 2016 and was the last places of interest out of 4 in a day that covered over 200KM. I have high expectation for Jiayuguan Fortress but I felt it was not authentic compared to Yangguan. However, we were told by one guide that 80% of the construction was in the original state and the... More 

Thank Eve420
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We found the whole experience easy and pleasurable. The place is in very good condition and serves as a fine example of Ming archtecture.

Thank Sue V
Hong Kong, China
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a historic site worth seeing. However most of the structure appears to be rebuilt and there are various stalls, plus regular shows (with soldiers in ancient clothing), thus reducing the "ancient feel". There is a museum nearby. It is a good place to walk around.

Thank yipjcs88
Sandnes, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Most of the fort is the old structure, but it has seen thorough restoration. There are plenty of photographs on display which shows the state of the fort before the restorations. Easy to walk around. There are a multitude of extra activities to partake in. Just outside the fort you can ride atv's or camels. Shoot tennis balls with cannons... More 

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