Jiayuguan Great Wall Hotel
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... with examples of what the military training would have been like back in the day. Our final stop on the little tour was the western most point of the Great Wall. Although it is crumbling, it is neat to say that I have been to the very end of the Great Wall. We bushed camp along the Great Wall and when I say along the Great Wall, I mean my tent was literally against it. Not an experience I'm going to forget any time ...
... evidence is provided by western adventurers and archaeologists who visited China in the early 20C.
*The quality of the restoration work is variable and by Western standards, perhaps a bit too perfect. But at least there is now a conscious effort to protect places of cultural importance, not only for the benefit of the Chinese but also for the rest of the world. This has not always been the case. During the Sino / Japanese war and the Cultural Revolution for ...
After leaving kashgar we travelled on to jiuquan along the yellow river. The we saw large groups of nomads in the area buying supplies and goods for their travels during the warm winter months.We noticed that the locals didn't really interact with the nomads unless to buy and sell things.One of the men theorized that the nomads had probably earned a bad stigma from genghis khan’s nomads.However the nomads seemed ...
We arrived in a small town known as Jiuquan, which is just outside the Jiayuguan Pass, a pass of great importance to the emperor as it is one of the most heavily used links to the west. As such, I see a heavy military presence in this town to central to commerce. While it is nice to know I am less likely to have a repeat of the episode in Kabul with this heavy military force, I can’t help but to ...
... a a deserted wasteland and then all of a sudden a large town pops put of the horizon. China appears to have industrial towns dotted here, there and everywhere. We even saw an impressive building which by the size of the wall surrounding it was probably a prison!
The train ride has been a hoot with the ladies in around around our compartment wanting to natter away to us. I wonder how eager i would be to let random strangers look through my passport on ...