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The Number One Beacon TowerThe Number One Beacon Tower at Taolai River Gorge is considered to be the western-most point of the defenses of the Great Wall of China as they were in function during most of the Ming Dynasty Era (1368 AD - 1644 AD) . In practice, the first beacon tower of the Great Wall is but an extension of the gargantuan Fortress of Jiayu Pass (Jiayu Guan), which formed the Western-most Gate of the Chinese Empire and was a border checkpoint for all those traveling along the Silk Road in- and out of China. In those ancient times long gone it was considered the ultimate ending point of the Chinese Realm. Although no dramatic events of war, sweeping historic events, nor timeless poetry or song can be attached to the very tower itself, with its dramatic scenery of a watch-tower overlooking a fast flowing river insidea steep Gorge, today the famed beacon tower is an absolute must-see when visiting the modestly sized City of Jiayuguan and its Fortress.  Find it located at only a small distance South South-West of Jiayuguan, as can clearly be seen on accompanying maps.XXsSilk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

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Loc: 7 km from Jiayuguan
Entrance: 22 RMB
Open Time: 8:30 - 5:30

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