Great Wall Fort at Jiayuguan, Gansu, China

Great Wall Fort at Jiayuguan

3. Ticket Gate

Here you see the ticket gate. The fort itself is still in the distance up on a slight hill. In its time it was one of the largest defensive fortresses in the Chinese Empire. It became a big stop plug built in the middle of an otherwise dangerous and wide open gap in the lengthy defensive works of the Northern Border, and lands from which for a 1,000 years already roving nomadic tribes had descended upon China.

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