Picture of Great Wall of Han and Ming Dynasties in Jiayuguan

The first beacon tower of the Wall was the west end of the beacon tower of the Ming Dynasty, near Jiayuguan Pass.

Being as the first pass of the Great Wall, Jiayuguan city is just a natural museum of the Great Wall. The overhanging sections lying across the gravel floodplains of the Han (206 BC - 220) and Ming (1368 - 1644) Dynasties could be seen everywhere when entering Jianyuguan City. These precious relics and sites of the Great Wall couple a long course of history and culture, nourishing the city culture of Jiayuguan City.
  • The first beacon tower of the Wall was the west end of the beacon tower of the Ming Dynasty, near Jiayuguan Pass.
  • Overhanging Great Wall stretched up to the sky along Mt. Heishan, from the top of which you can see the desert, the oasis of Jiayuguan and the glittering snow-capped peaks in the distance.
  • Will you feel sad at the sight of the Great Wall like this dilapidated part? Its present condition needs our concern!
  • Can you imagine what the original appearance of this section of the Great Wall was? Its former resplendence does no longer exist.
  • Ruins of the Han Great Wall in Jiayuguan, Gansu
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Asked by Mr.Jackle | Nov. 26, 2010 20:31Reply
How can I go to the wall from Shanghai?
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Answered by Mr.chang | Nov. 26, 2010 22:55
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You mean Great Wall in Jiayuguan? I think you need to go to Jiayuguan by train or flight first, then hire a minibus to the wall. Flight is recommended, for Shanghai is far from Jisyuguan. You may search the flight from China Flights(https://www.travelchinaguide.com/china-flights/) . If you want to by train, then you can also search the train info at China Trains(https://www.travelchinaguide.com/china-trains/) .Good luck~
Asked by Ms.Little Miss from SINGAPORE | Aug. 04, 2009 04:50Reply
I would like to know what tools were used to build the great wall?
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Answered by Mr.Andrew | Aug. 04, 2009 21:29
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They used very simple tools, for example, to carry the huge pieces of stones to the mountain top, they probably put the stones on rollers, or used strong cord to haul up the stones, like the way the Pyramid was built.
Answered by Ms.Little Miss from SINGAPORE | Aug. 07, 2009 21:46
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Thank you very much!!!
Answered by Ms.Little Miss from SINGAPORE | Aug. 09, 2009 00:40
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What were the names of these tools? We are doing a project and are thinking of making these tools but in a smaller version. Do you have any idea of how they looked like?
Answered by Mr.Andrew | Aug. 09, 2009 02:48
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I know "手石夯"(Shou Shi Hang, means Hand Stone Rammer)is used to lay the foundation of the Great Wall. It is actually a heavy stone with a round hole in the middle, and a wooden stick like a chinese character "丁" is inserted to the hole. People hold the two ends of the wooden stick and thump it against the ground to lay the foundation of the wall.
Asked by Ms.Totalawesomeness from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 16, 2009 04:14Reply
Does anybody known exactly how long the Great Wall is? I would really appreciate the answer in Kilometres: I've only been able to find it in miles but don't know how to conert it. Thanks!
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Answered by Mr.knowaevrythang from CANADA | Mar. 16, 2009 19:32
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it's 6,700 kilometers long.
Answered by Ms.subhani from US | Mar. 18, 2009 08:42
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100 km = 60 miles, if u have distance in miles u multiply by 1.67 to get distance in miles, To go from km to miles, multiply by .6, good luck
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