Travel Blogs from Jiuquan
... something of a regularity in China, which we weren't expecting as we'd heard many contrary stories before getting here).
Once done we enjoyed the eateries of the city, although did find one favourite and had a meal a day here.
Our hotel also did a great hot pot for us to enjoy.
We had a very entertaining evening in the hotel restaurant with the fully female waiting staff all wanting photos with Gem and with ...
... in the next hotel comes out and shakes her head. The taxi man then points to himself and nods with a thumbs up and then points to bish and shakes his head 'ahhhhhhhhh they don't take westerners' is the conclusion we came to! Bish had read about this but we assumed the lonely planet would be accurate of where we could stay. Ok, so we gave in to him. It was a little nerve racking as we had no idea where ...
... repair with scaffolding over it, it was still an impressive sight with vast stone walls, horse tracks leading up to the ramparts and huge gates opening to inner walls. We managed to find a nice spot where the Great Wall joined the fort and snaked off across the flat dusty landscape, crumbling most of the way. This is where Tom picked a very small piece of wall as a souvenir! At around 5:30pm we got the taxi back to the hotel to pick up the bags, where we paid a ...
We took a bus from Dunhuang to Jiayuguan, only about 4-5 hours long. The hotel that we originally wanted to stay at was full so we ended up across the street at a really dirty hotel!! There were cigarette butts on the floor of our room, hairs....just filthy! The problem is in China not all hotels are open to foreigners, so sometimes we are at their mercy. Luckily we only stayed for 1 night. We were able to see Jiayuguan Fort and the Great Wall all in a ...
... also constructed, and therefore The Great Wall of China is in fact not a continuous wall, which many people believe, but many different sections of defensive walls. History tells us that this Great Wall of China was not always successful (particularly in the case of keeping the Mongols out), and during Mao's reign in the 19th century, it was seen as a supply of building products for houses. Despite the history, the Great Wall of China shone again ...
Other places to stay in Jiuquan
Downtown, Jiuquan | Hotelfrom $80