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Address: Bank of Taolai River, Xiongguan District, Jiayuguan 735100, China
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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... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2016
Sarah C
Phoenix, Arizona

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Phoenix, Arizona
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 either walk down the road to the wall or you can pay the 12rmb to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 again for a bus to the post I presume (I was thoroughly sick of this... More 

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Qingdao, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
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 looking fake) there aren't many other options! On arrival you'll find a large visitor centre... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 brick. This is compacted sand. To say that you were there is something. I would... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 shell of history that's left. You have to use your imagination to think what the... More 

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
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...

Sherbrooke, Canada
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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 was closed for repairs when we visited). Only worth a quick trip but then you... More 

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