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Address: Within Yuquan Town, Yuquan Town, Jiayuguan 735100, China
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Must Do Activity, But Sort of Disney

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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jon A
Seattle, Washington
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hong kong
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565 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

reached here almost 4pm but still getting time for visit. there were renovated fortress but still worth to visit & strolling between the fortress esp for here could view the lovely & beautiful Qilian Mountains

Thank iamface
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week 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 of Northern China, so it's not really unique. But just somewhere you can go if... More 

Thank Richard C
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks 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 how hard it is to translate flowery Chinese into English, but many of the English-language... More 

Thank Jon A
Beijing, China
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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 efforts are mad to lute tourists, such as camel rides, quad rids, arrow shooting etc.... More 

Thank WBeijing
Forest Hills, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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
Wigan, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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
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35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 beginning?? of the Great Wall depends on you ?/. It has been renovated recently but... More 

Thank beijingheart
Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
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
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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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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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 

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