Jiuquan Guesthouse

Address: No.42 Cangmen Street, Jiuquan, Gansu, 735000, China | Hotel
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This hotel is located on No.42 Cangmen Street, Jiuquan.
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Travel Blogs from Jiuquan

End of the Great Wall of China

A travel blog entry by lisakresky on Sep 04, 2014

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... Hei (Black) mountains of the Mazong range. The fort was built in 1372 and although the Chinese controlled landed beyond this area, Jiayguan was considered the last stronghold of imperial China. The fort wasn't really anything exciting to see as like most other things in this country, it has been reconstructed. Part of it was still under scaffolding. There was a photograph exhibit that was interesting which showed the ...

Jiayuguan Fort & the Great Wall

A travel blog entry by agbucks on Aug 29, 2014

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... the drying process of the fruit.

*There is a town signposted off the motorway called Gua Zhou, literally 'Melon Area'

*We pass more massive wind farms extending for miles in all directions.

*As we approach Jiayuguan the weather changes and outside temperatures drop to 16 degrees. Our altitude is 1800 m. We are always surprised by how high some of the flat plains and valleys actually are. We feel our shorts and T shirts may soon ...

The Mouth of China

A travel blog entry by glassmerchant on Jun 18, 2014

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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 ...

To Dunhuang through the desert

A travel blog entry by argyllbookworm on May 20, 2014

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... s statues. An interesting historical discussion ensues, at the end of which one of our party apologises to Frank personally on behalf of Britain for the Opium War.

Our first oasis is not anything like we had pictured. For a start it is very large, with several villages. Trees, mainly poplars, line the roads and the irrigation channels; all the rest of the irrigated ground is laid out in small cultivated plots, with onion seedlings set out in precise rows ...

Jiayuguan, the last station on the Great Wall

A travel blog entry by argyllbookworm on May 19, 2014

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... poetry of the time as the end of civilisation and the start of barbarian territory and exile. The Hexi corridor is at its narrowest here, just 9 kilometres between the Qilian Mountains to the south and the Mazong Shan to the north. In the earlier Tang era however, when China's reach extended west of the Pamirs, a system of walls and forts was built well beyond the Hexi corridor into the Taklamakan Desert and ended in the Lop Nor marshes. Their remains were surveyed ...