Jiayuguan International Grand Hotel
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... chance to offer to share driving, and for most of the morning, I drove through China. This time in a Kia. Last time was a Volkswagen. Observation: - Xiao Wu has a radar detector in his car - only the driver can stay in the car when you enter the gas station Along the way, we stopped at a fruit stand to buy some mellons. We are driving to the East now, and South of us we are accompanied by the endless chain of the snow covered Xilian ...
... after a stop, flies flitted around Dave. Shannon blurted out the English attract flies! Half or more of the crowd was sleeping, missing the blah scenery.
We went through Jiayuguan, the city that was the last fortress of the Great Wall. We stopped for some wood and coal and then headed offroad to the camp site beside the Great Wall. It was a far cry from what we walked on, Trav, perhaps 15' tall and made of sand and mud without any fortress, guard posts, ...
... map). Jiayuguan, literally meaning "Excellent Valley Pass", is known as the "Throat of China" and is the last major defensive position on the wall. The array of Great Wall sights spread across the countryside around the city is what draws tourists as the city itself is dominated by several enormous power stations - meaning that while the town of newly laid-out tree lined boulevards has received lots of investment, it is a bit of a dormitory town with not a lot going ...
... subjected to the enormously irritating piped music, courtesy of Richard Clayderman's Chinese cousin, blaring from speakers at every few steps. It was horrendous. It made me take back every negative word I wrote about the Russian restorers in the SilkRoad cities of Central Asia... at least they generally made an effort to try to be sympathetic in their work. This was just a project whose guidelines could have ...
*Before reaching the city of Jiayuguan, we have some sightseeing to do. First to a section of the Great Wall at Xuan Bi and then to the Jiayuguancheng, the famous Ming Dynasty fort built at the western end of the Great Wall.
*The Great Wall was not built as one major project but over the course of 2000 or so years and section by section. There are sections that run north to south as well as east to west. It is reckoned that there was once about 25000 km ...