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我在保護嘉峪關。Defending the fort! Pretty 😎 historical site.

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Western end of the Great Wall. 🏯🏞️

First and Greatest Pass Under Heaven "天下第一雄关" The first fortress at the western end of Ming Dynasty's Great Wall. . . . . #fortress  #cloud  #sky  #skyporn  #travellife  #travelphotography  #traveling  #travelgram  #globetrotter  #wanderlust  #wanderer  #summer  #culture  #history  #historicalsite  #greatwall  #silkroad  #journeytothewest  #farwestchina  #Jiayuguan  #嘉峪关  #Gansu  #甘肃  #China  #Asia  #beautifuldestinations  #aroundtheworld  #dokumentasiyo 

Where the Great Wall ends in the West...

Its a wonderful journey with u! 虽然天气很热☀,但每一天都很开心呀🤓

万里长城长,另外我尽量少歪点脑袋🙃

Following the old great wall in the hexi corridor, we stopped in jiayugan city to see the nice fortress. The landscape from there is unbelievable with the end of the tibetain mountain in the snow and the desert. #china  #gansu  #desert 

嘉峪关 城关

Jiayu Pass or Jiayuguan (嘉峪關) is the first frontier fortress at the west end of the Ming dynasty Great Wall, near the city of Jiayuguan in Gansu province. Along with Juyong Pass and Shanhai Pass, it is one of the main passes of the Great Wall. Jiayu Pass is not only the western starting point of the Ming Great Wall, but also a vital pass on the ancient Silk Road. ~ In the Ming Dynasty, Jiayu Pass was a vital area for defense against attack from the northwest. It is surrounded by towering mountains to the south and desert hills to the north, and an isolated group of hills to the west, protecting a desert valley area about 15 km wide. In the south of the valley, the Great Wall ends on the edge of the Beida River gorge, a natural barrier. Together with the Great Wall across the valley, the fort was an impregnable military defense system. Jiayu Pass gets its name "the First and Greatest Pass under Heaven" (天下第一雄关) for its strategic commanding position and grand presence. ~ In the Gobi Desert, Jiayuguan's Great Wall is not like other famous sections near Beijing, which are built with grey bricks and big stone slabs. This section is mainly built with loess. The loess soil was tamped together in layers, making the wall very solid. Each layer is 14 cm thick on average. The wall outside the fortress is one of the highest remaining parts at about 6 meters high. ~ Jiayuguan's fortress is quite impressive, especially considering its barren surroundings. There is a two-story watchtower on each corner. It has a bailey with three storied-buildings with three-tiered gable-and-hip roofs, inner and outer walls, two gatehouses, a moat, and beacon towers. The bailey has a perimeter of 640 meters and an area of 25,000 square meters. ~ The Hanging Great Wall in Shiguan Gorge is 8.4 km north from Jiayu Pass. This Great Wall fortification was built by Li Han, another official of Gansu's Suzhou, in 1540 (the 19th year of Ming Emperor Jiajing). Partially overhanging the north of the gorge, it seems like a hanging arm, so it's also known as "the Badaling of the West". • • #travel  #explore  #history  #landmark  #fortress  #greatwall  #china  #silkroad 

千里黄沙万丈山,嘉峪雄关御外敌; 古时烽火马嘶鸣,今朝只剩游人吟。

Jiayu Pass located in Gansu province, was the first frontier fortress in west end while in Ming dynasty. The fortress was built in 1372, and was a significant key point of the ancient Silk Road. #silkroad  #fortress  #igchina  #jiayupass  #gansu  #worldtravelscapes  #architecture  #wonderfulplaces  #backpacktravel  #nikonhongkong  #beautifuldestination  #kchanpixel 

雄關?情關? 自古城向西,拾級直上「絲路第一咽喉」~嘉峪關。 朔風怒卷,蔓草含煙,站上地勢險要的天下第一雄關,瞬間將祁連山與黑山擁入懷中,感動莫名。 正想著當年絲路商隊絡繹不絕的盛況時,Alex 突然佇立於一塊名為「擊石燕鳴」的碑前。 然後悠悠地說著~ 「相傳當時這邊住著一對形影不離的燕子,一日,雙雙外出覓食,傍晚城門將關,雌燕先飛入城中,雄燕卻被將關閉的城門撞死,雌燕見狀,終日悲鳴不去...」 一秒鐘前,明明還是詩人「北上高樓接大荒,塞原如掌思茫茫」的寬闊與 蒼涼。 怎地突然換上抒情的節奏,看來,情關要比雄關更加難闖啊!

Jiayuguan 嘉峪关 Jiayu Fort marks the end of the Great Wall during Ming (1368-1644). #china  #Gansu  #Jiayuguan  #SilkRoad  #Zijderoute  #reizennaarchina  #travelchina  #chinatravel  #wanderlust  #travwizard  #chinacollective  #chinainbeeld  https://tiantan.nl/jiayuguan/

Jiayuguan 嘉峪关 Jiayu Fort marks the end of the Great Wall during Ming (1368-1644). #china  #Gansu  #Jiayuguan  #SilkRoad  #Zijderoute  #reizennaarchina  #travelchina  #chinatravel  #wanderlust  #travwizard  #chinacollective  #chinainbeeld  https://tiantan.nl/jiayuguan/

(Рус 🇷🇺 ниже👇🏻) The Province where I visit now is one of the most popular places in China. It has been on my to-do list for a long time. I feel that everybody was there already except me and finally I get here.🤩 I suppose it’s easy to guess where I am but still some tips for you to guess: - One of the most famous touristic city in this Province is named in favor of Osmanthus trees which grow there - It’s one of the most attractive touristic places in Southern China - The weather is comfortable for your visit in all seasons - There is a river through which many cruises go - One of the place in this Province was featured on the Lonely Planet TV show and grew popular among foreign tourists -The scenery is quite similar to Vietnam ⠀ As always postcards from this place for all participants ——— ⠀ Место, в котором я сейчас нахожусь, является одним из самых популярных в Китае. Долгое время оно было в моем списке к посещению, у меня даже такое ощущение, что все уже были там, кроме меня, и наконец я здесь.🤩 Я полагаю, что очень легко угадать, в какой провинции я нахожусь, но все же несколько вводных о ней. - Один из самых известных туристических городов в этой провинции назван в честь деревьев Османтуса, которые там растут - Это одно из самых привлекательных туристических мест на юге Китая - Подходит для посещения в любое время года - Круиз по реке в этой провинции одно из «must do» в Китае - Одно из мест в этой провинции было показано на ТВ-шоу Lonely Planet и стало очень популярным среди иностранных туристов - Пейзаж очень похож на пейзаж Вьетнама ⠀ Как всегда открытки с этого места для всех участников. ⠀ 📍photo from Gansu Province, Jiayuguang Pass . . . . . #sheisnotlost  #instagood  #ig_china  #girlsthatwander  #girlsdreamtravel  #sidewalkerdaily  #beautifuldestination  #beautifulmatters  #postcardplaces  #dametraveler  #culturetrip  #shetravels  #chinatravel  #chinatrip  #китай  #china  #traveldames  #nowtravel  #speechlessplaces  #thisischina  #visitchina  #womentravelphotographers  #discoverchina  #chinadestinations  #explorechinawithlocals  #ladiesgoneglobal  #quotes  #girlstoptravel  #amazingchina  #huaweinextimage 

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