Jiu Gang Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsJiu Gang Hotel Jiayuguan
We spent two nights here, rooms were large, clean, comfortable and functional. Just reconsider before opening your balcony doors - beware of mosquitos at night!
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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 ...
... is obviously more relaxed about security here. We have not encountered any police road checks and public places do not have the token display of 2 hard hats and riot shields.
*The highway is good - China is constantly improving its road network. No potholes in this section and beside the existing road a new carriageway is being built which will soon transform this route into a dual carriageway. Traffic volume is relatively light and consists mainly of large ...
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 ...
... by sunrise.
Left early to head east through a wide flat valley of rich farms. Tidy green fields of rice, wheat, potatoes the desert banished by irrigation channels managed by blue metal gates.
The farms are scattered through the fields or grouped along roads, white walled with tiled lintels over metal gates.
At the end of the valley we pass through a series of ...