Tours & Tickets
Jiayuguan is located in the northwest of Gansu Province and is the end point of the Great Wall. The climate here is dry and rainless, with magnificent natural scenery. Jiayuguan is an important fortress on the ancient Silk Road. Traveling west along the ancient Silk Road, visitors can find Jiayuguan at the foot of the Qilian Mountain in the vast Gobi Desert. Visitors can enjoy beautiful sunsets while standing atop the magnificent city tower.
Jiayuguan Pass is the first frontier fortress at the west end of the Ming dynasty Great Wall of China. It features an inner city wall and outer city wall, as well as three large towers and a number of watchtowers. The site also boasts a number of other historical attractions and architecture. The wall provides a stunning view over the local landscape and the Gobi Desert. The Qilian Mountains can be seen in the distance.
Jiayuguan Fantawild Adventure Theme Park is situated in Laihe New District, Jiayuguan. It is one of northwest China's largest theme parks. The theme park offers a range of fantasy rides and interactive activities. It also stages an impressive fireworks display in the evenings.
In the Ming Dynasty, Jiayuguan Pass had jurisdiction over "hinterland, border areas and external piers, totaling 39." Piers on the Pass were numerous, crossed each other, were visible from each other, and were used to exchange information. The First Pier of the Great Wall is in the south of the Pass, which was responsible for transmitting military information from the south of the Pass and from the sites in Qilian Mountain. The pier was equipped with docks, post horses, post camels, food, accommodation and firewood, as well as a certain number of guards.
The theme of the Great Wall in Suspension is the ancient silk road culture and Great Wall culture. The main contents of the tour include the Great Wall in Suspension, the Silk Road Sculpture Group, and the Jiayuguan Ancient Weapons Exhibition. The area is divided into four main zones: Shiguanxia Ancient Silk Road Cultural Promenade, the Military Defense System Area of the Great Wall in Suspension, the Leisure Resort and the Management Area. The ancient silk sculpture group carved statues of seven major historical figures, including Zhang Qian, Huo Qubing and Xuan Zang, recorded in the Jiayuguan area in ancient China, and five followers, two horses, two camels and a carriage statue.