Dongfang Hotel

Yingbin West Road, Jiayuguan, Gansu, 735100, China | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Jiayuguan

The Mouth of China

A travel blog entry by glassmerchant on Jun 18, 2014

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The fortress at Jiayuguan was the defender of the empire from the Huns and just about everyone else. It was this pass that was closed when the Emperor wanted to shut down the Silk Road and it was through these gates that dissidents and criminals were expelled. The fort stands at the western end of the Hexi Corridor which is known as the Mouth of China, to enter China from the west you must enter through the pass and travel down the 'throat' ...

To Dunhuang through the desert

A travel blog entry by argyllbookworm on May 20, 2014

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... we are in the Gobi desert. It is not totally desolate because the flat, yellow brown sandy soil has occasional scrubby plants, and dry shallow watercourses witness to the centimetre or so of rain that falls each year.

We pass wind farms, one with well over 1000 turbines, but they do not by any means dominate the landscape. Several parallel lines of pylons march silently beside us. Frank answers questions about the figures from Chinese history who were ...

Jiayuguan, the last station on the Great Wall

A travel blog entry by argyllbookworm on May 19, 2014

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... new ski run (yes, really) close to completion. On the other side are mountains which would have posed a formidable barrier for any marauding barbarians. The return path descends by a different route, beautifully built from stone but with the usual uneven treads. At the bottom we meet a life sized plastic camel caravan followed by a series of stone statues of important people in the history of the Silk Road. Everyone chooses their favourite statue to be photographed ...

Short stay then off to Dunhuang

A travel blog entry by akwoman59 on Apr 17, 2014

... was a great handle made of steel. They didn't sip at us or try to kick us, they were quite tame and docile. Sue has decided that she wants a herd of them!

We rode to the top of a small sand dune, the tallest was well over 1000 feet high! Yes, the number has 3 zeros. The one we went up was about 250 feet high. After getting to the top we got off and walked around in the very soft sand and could have trekked to the top of ...

Space cadet & twisted Godesses- thanks ;-)

A travel blog entry by lilynomad on Oct 29, 2013

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... a bit nuts but being the geek I am i love that stuff. he asked if there was anywhere we wanted to visit and I said the plant as I wanted to see how their operation compared to the likes of conoco philips (whos stacks i have climbed!! ;-)). But sadly it was not to be.

Thanks to the lovely but not yet met Wen i have gone online and booked and paid for our flights from Shanghai to HK!!!!! Her first beer is on us for sure as she has been a Goddess send!
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Location

This hotel, located on Yingbin West Road, Jiayuguan, is near Great Wall at Jiayuguan Pass, Wèi-Jìn Tombs, The First Peacon Tower, and Qilian Mountains.
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