Jiu Gang Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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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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Travel Blogs from Jiayuguan
... wind was very strong in some places, and sometimes sand blew thick over the road, even though it was elevated by more than one meter. The land was mostly flat, and devoid of life. In the most windy places we saw large windmill farms. And almost everywhere electricity masts. There must be a lot more energy generation beyond the horizon. Jayuguang is a large industrial city. Many chimneys (but little smoke). I think much is related to cement ...
... per Dave and Graham, every rainbow has the same colour sequence. We reached our attraction by 1000. There were lots of buildings for new shops so great things are planned for the area. Dave wanted us to guess the altitude. Better yet, Yap App, why don't you shove the device where the sun don't shine.
What the place would have looked like with blue skies and sun will remain a mystery but the colours were impressive nevertheless. Mudstone and ...
... itself - a cramped affair with low ceilings and stale air, but made of beautiful painted bricks which show scenes of daily life in 3rd to 5th century China. We had the whole area to ourselves and the curator was delighted to show us around and point things out to us in potted-English.
As I say, we could have done Jiayuguan in a flying one-day visit but I was glad to have spent the two days there to really make the most of the wall experience (complete with dressing ...
... most certainly in the latter category. From a distance I couldn't make out the modern brickwork used in the restoration, sitting incongruously atop the ancient walls; I couldn't see the brash souvenir stalls clogging the inner courtyard of this historical fortress; the Disneyfied costumed castle guards just faded into the walls; the 'dress-up-and-pay-for-a-photo' stands were invisible; and, above all, my ears ...
... are with power stations, steel works and other industrial plants set among mountains and desert. Who is to say that they are ugly? There are displays of military prowess by youngsters in bright red costumes and camel rides for those who are prepared to brave the fleas. One of the overwhelming moments of the trip comes while we are walking round the top of the battlements and see the West gate towers against a clear blue sky with snowy peaks hovering between them - we try ...