Great Wall of China at Jiayuguan (Jiayuguan Fort)

Jiayuguan, China

Located in the Gansu Province, the Great Wall of China at Jiayuguan (Jiayuguan Fort) is the first fortress at the western end. It was built during the Ming Dynasty and extended over the next 168 years so it covers a vast area of 33,500 square meters. Unlike the other sections of the Wall that were predominantly made of stone and brick, this section was built with the local yellowish mud. This feature makes the Wall relatively invisible as it blends in with the surrounding desert region. The places of interest include the Youji General's Office, Wenchang Hall, Opera Tower, Jiayuguan Great Wall Museum, and the Temple of Guan Yu.

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