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Jiayuguan Fortress

Within Yuquan Town, Yuquan Town, Jiayuguan 735100, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This rebuilt fortress is quite interesting to see. Incredible views from the ramparts which you can walk all around the top, though there are no interiors to view. The ticket is ¥120 and includes the fortress, the first beacon and the overhanging Great Wall. Hiring...More

Thank bean802
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Set between stunning mountain ranges, and with a backdrop of iron smelters, this rebuilt ancient fort sits, auspiciously, on the western end of the Great Wall. Often overrun with Chinese tour groups, and at 120 Kwai, very expensive, it still has a definite grandeur and...More

Thank Hazzz M
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Can easily spend a day here taking photos! Love the lanterns at the Guan Di temple, and the malt candy along the street inside the pass, makes a good bite while walking around! Free wifi also available. Go on a beautiful day to get wonderful...More

Thank Ripple S
Reviewed 26 May 2017

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
Reviewed 21 May 2017 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 13 May 2017 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 30 April 2017

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
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