Located in the northwest part of Gansu Province, Jiayuguan is a famous tourism city in the center of Hexi Corridor, with Jiuquan City in the east, Yumen City in the west, the Qilian Mountain in the south and the Hei Mountain in the north, which is 776 kilometers (482 miles) away from Lanzhou City, 300 kilometers (186 miles) away from Qinghai Province and 650 kilometers (404 miles) away from Hami City of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, covering an area of 2,935 square kilometers (1,133 square miles) in total. The altitude of the city is between 1,412 meters (4,633 feet) and 2,722 meters (8,93... Jiayuguan Overview
As an important passage on the ancient Silk Road, Jiayuguan is also the starting point of the Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty, where the Silk Road Culture and the Great Wall Culture integrate perfectly as one, and it is very rich in tourism scenic spots. The famous scenic spots in the city are as follows: the Great Wall Museum, Jianyuguan, the Qilian Mountain, the First Pier in the Heaven, the Wei and Jin Tombs and, the cantilevering Great Wall, attracting the visitors from all over the world each year. Jiayuguan Attractions
- Great Wall Museum: Located in the south of Xinhua Road of Jiayuguan City, the Great Wall Museum was built in 1988 and open to the public in 1989, which is the first theme museum for displaying the Great Wall culture comprehensively and systematically in China, and it is uniquely designed in the shape of a Beacon Tower in a magnificent style, reflecting perfectly with the Great Wall in the distance.
- Jiayuguan: As the first important pass along west part of the Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty (1,368 A.D.-1,644 A.D.), Jiayuguan is 5 kilometers (3 miles) away from Jiayuguan City, which was built in the 5th year (1,372) during Hongwu Period in the Ming Dynasty (1,368 A.D.-1,644 A.D.).
- Wenchang Pavilion: Built in the Ming Dynasty (1,368 A.D.-1,644 A.D.) and rebuilt in the second year (1,822) of Emperor Daoguang in the Qing Dynasty (1,616 A.D.-1,911 A.D.), Wenchang Pavilion is actually a two-storied ar...
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