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The First Strategic Post
Top 15 in Can't Miss Attractions

4.2/5
16 Reviews
Historical Architecture
Liked by 1
Closed Open from 8:30am-6:00pm
Address: Bank of Taolai River, Xiongguan District, Jiayuguan 735100, China
Phone: 0937-6396110

What people are saying:

明代,嘉峪关管辖着腹里、沿边、境外、墩台三十九座。第一墩是关南最主要的一座墩台,担负着传递关南及祁连山脉诸口的军事信息任务。

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  • Gordon T
    Gordon T
    Phoenix, AZ
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    First Beacon Tower of the Great Wall

    The Taolai River Beacon Tower is considered to be the first beacon tower of the Great Wall and is located in an area in far western China. At this historical site, there is a modern Visitor Center th...

    Reviewed on /Date(1578946573000+0800)/
  • DaveLamb
    DaveLamb
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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    Strategically excellent

    Visiting in December meant there wasn’t really anyone there and it’s a little more difficult to get transport. Getting a DiDi taxi there was no problem but it was more troublesome getting a driver on ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1576787884000+0800)/
  • JoeyPBrenner
    JoeyPBrenner
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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    Interesting ruins (annoying placement of the ticket office)

    We did this in combination with the fortress and the great wall (combo ticket 120y). The site itself if interesting - original wall and a fire beacon tower, all in fairly ruined state but interestin...

    Reviewed on /Date(1572549592000+0800)/
  • Monika1958
    Monika1958
    Zhuhai, China
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    Jiayuguan site we enjoyed the most

    This is one of the sites offered on the Combined ticket for Jiayuguan. Senior discounted ticket RMB 55, with passport, 60+. Initially we didn't want to visit since it just looked like a "pile of rocks...

    Reviewed on /Date(1569610326000+0800)/
  • StefanSchuppi
    StefanSchuppi
    Beijing, China
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    Historic location with good exhibition

    Very historic spot, good explanation of the Great Wall’s history in well curated exhibition. We did it as one of two sections s of the wall visited in Jiayuguan and we really liked the history explana...

    Reviewed on /Date(1543628477000+0800)/

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