Great Wall Fort at Jiayuguan, Gansu, China

Great Wall Fort at Jiayuguan

4. Gate in the Outer Wall

We have now reached the gate in the outer wall. In its day this was a formidable fort with great defensive abilities. In Effect, all the hopes of the nation were upon the shoulders of the men of Jiayuguan garrison. The pass is located at the narrowest point of the western section of the Hexi Corridor, 6 kilometers southwest of the city of Jiayuguan in Gansu. The structure lies between two hills, one of which is called Jiayuguan Hill. It was built near an oasis that was then on the extreme western edge of China.

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