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Jiayuguan Fortress

Within Yuquan Town, Yuquan Town, Jiayuguan 735100, China
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1 week ago
“Must Do Activity, But Sort of Disney”
13 Apr 2017
“The beginning of the Great Wall”
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Within Yuquan Town, Yuquan Town, Jiayuguan 735100, China

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's a very well preserved Ming dynasty fortress, unfortunately the English readiness is still lacking as most signs are clearly not translated by people that's both fluent and context aware. Also, while impressive, there's a bunch of comparable or greater Ming era fortification over most...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a largely recreated site, but it is what one comes to see in Jiayuguan and thus a must-do activity. It is also noteworthy for its absolutely hilarious English-language mistranslations of the Chinese signs. I am usually not one to dwell on mistranslations, knowing...More

Thank Jon A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fortress is fascinating in many aspects. First and foremost because of it's location (Hexi corridor, just in between two mountains) and history. The fort has been renovated well, but it makes it a bit too 'sculptured' at the same time. In the surroundings, many...More

Thank WBeijing
Reviewed 14 April 2017

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
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank SJeebers
Reviewed 6 April 2017

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...More

Thank beijingheart
Reviewed 2 April 2017 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
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...More

Thank Paige S
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...More

Thank sadeeyor
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...More

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