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... Imperial China. The fort was the garrison for the north western section of the wall and therefore the empire. It was from here that traders left to travel to the west and from here the immigrants were dispatched to Dunhuang. The western section of the wall terminated at the fort. There are some incredible artifacts found along the wall. Due to the dry condition textiles, leather,fur and wooden objects have been recovered from the Han ...
... Aurel Stein's expedition reports and Yasushi Inoue's historical novel set in the 10th century. The reality is an elegant well-laid out modern city whose night life is renowned. Yet another excellent dinner is offered, at which we finish the melons and toast the birth of a grandchild to one of the party with a local red wine from the Mogao Industrial Company.
Then it is off to a national park, the Singing Sand Mountains, so called because the sand supposedly ...
... by Aurel Stein a century or more ago.
First stop is at the Fort, built by the first Ming emperor in the 1370s as a strategic military and political site and acting as the main customs house for the Silk Road. The garrison was strengthened by additional people forcibly resettled to farm the land. The temple in the outer precinct commemorates General Guan Ye, one of the leaders at the time of the Han collapse in the early 3rd century, who subsequently became ...
... fields with no restrictions. It is sad because the area is quite beautiful.
Anyhow, Hei-Fen, met us at the airport and we jumped into the car and took off for Jiayuang to the hotel. After checking in we left to go see some of the local sites. The ancient White Fort at the beginning of the Gobi Desert was the first place she took us. This is the fort that is at the eastern end of the Great Wall and has a really great ...
... the beast i have been carrying around since Beijing!
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Our next foray into local Chinese history took us to JiaYuGuan fort which was the main reaaon mum wanted to visit her. It was very impressive in deed but just a shame that we came all this way for it to be under renovation. It was as I said to mum it really is the best time to do as as there are bugger all freaks who relish this weather enough to come ...
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