Jiayuguan

Jiayuguan Fort

Jiayuguan (嘉峪关; Jiāyùguān) is a city in Gansu Province.

Understand

Known as the 'mouth of China' because of its position at the end of the Great Wall of China where it guarded the western boundary of Ming Dynasty China. The narrow river passage heading southeast from here is known as the Hexi Corridor and is nicknamed the 'throat of China'.

Get in

By plane

Jiayaguan Airport (IATA: JGN) is located 11 km NE of the city center. The airport offers flights to Xian via Lanzhou.

By train

Jiayuguan South Railway Station is outside of town and connects to Lanzhou with the D trains. The below are the old train network connections.

Jiayuguan Railway Station (嘉峪关火车站; Jiāyùguān Huǒchēzhàn) is on Yingbin West Road, southwest of the town center.

By bus

Long Distance Bus Station is at the corner of Jingtie West Road and Shengli South Road.

A night bus runs to Xining from here.

Get around

By bus

A bus ticket costs ¥1.

See

Overhanging Wall

Jiayu guan tourist area Three parts - Pass, Xuanbi Wall and The first Pier, ticket for all parts ¥120 (student half).

At the entrance of the tomb compound is a small museum with some coffets.

A trip from the city and back (including visit) takes about 1,5 - 2h.

Buy

Eat

Sleep

All 141 rooms are equipped with independent air conditioning, digital TVs, computers and broadband internet access.

On offer here are various rooms equipped with all standard amenities including air conditioners, international direct dial phones and mini bars.

Budget

Mid-range

Splurge

Connect

Go next

Another way to get to the glacier is to take a train to Jintieshan for 4.5 yuan each way - departs at 7am, returns at 5pm. It takes about 2 hours. From there you need to go by taxi for about another hour (we were quoted 100 yuan per person in Aug 11, but negotiated it down, feel we could have got it down to half price). For the price the driver will wait and bring you back to the station again in time for the 5pm train back to Jiayuguan.

Entrance is 101 yuan, or 51 for students.


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