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Jiayuguan Attractions

The 9 Jiayuguan attractions listed here show why Jiayu Pass is one of the must-visit stops on the Silk Road. Jiayuguan boasts the western-most end of the Great Wall, the most westerly fort on the wall, a visually impressive 45° section called the Great Wall on the Cliff, and a Great Wall museum.

With short trips outside the city you can see a glacier, 1,600+-year-old tombs, virgin mountain forest, the world’s third largest gliding base, and the rock carvings of primitive nomads. Choose from our Jiayuguan tours and see these remarkable sights for yourself.

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The Jiayuguan Pass

Known as "the First and Greatest Pass under Heaven" and one of the main passes of the Great Wallalong with Juyongguan Pass and Shanhaiguan Pass, Jiayuguan Pass is the first pass at the most western end of ..

The Great Wall on the Cliff

Shiguanxia (or Stone Pass Gorge) is also known as Shuiguanxia (Water Pass Gorge) with the snow capped Qilian Mountains to the south and the towering Black Mountain to the north, where the Suspended Great Wal..

The Fresco Tombs of Wei and Jin Dynasty

Known as an underground gallery in China, the 13-square-kilometer (5-square-mile)Fresco Tombs of the Wei and the Jin dynasties is home to over 1,000 ancient tombs. Eighteen tombs were excavated from 1972 to ..

Great Walls Museum

As the first theme museum dedicating itself to exhibiting the Great Wall culture comprehensively and systematically in China, the Jiayuguan Great Wall Museum fully introduces the vicissitudes of the Great Wa..

The First Mound under the Heaven(Taolaihe Mound)

Also known as Taolaihe Mound, the First Mound under the Heaven, built by the Gansu patrol commander, Li Han, in the 18th year (1539) of Emperor Jiajing’s reign of the Ming Dynasty(1368-1644), stands on t..

Heshan Stone Carvings

As the oldest way of drawing, stone carvings reflected the ancient people's initial impression of the world around them.The Heishan Stone Carvings are scattered on the cliffs along Heishan Valley, 20 kilomet..

The Qiyi Glacier

The glacier was named after the time when it was found in July 1st 1958 by the Snow and Glacier Research Team of Chinese Academy of Science. The altitude of the lowest part of the glacier is about 4300 meters a..

The Qiliang Mountain

In the Qilian Mountain, there exists virgin forest, which covers an area of 157,000 hectares with wood reserve of about two million cubic meters. The plants there include spruce, cypress, poplar and willow, and..

Jiayuguan Gliding Base

Jiayuguan Gliding Base, ranking the third largest gliding base in the world, is a comprehensive aviation club where the main business is gliding. Every July, an international gliding festival is held there.It c..