Great Wall Fort at Jiayuguan, Gansu, China

Great Wall Fort at Jiayuguan

6. View of the lake from Across Spring Lake

To the southwest of the fort lies Jiayan Spring Lake. The shows the fort looking to the northwest from the other side of the lake. A large garrison was sent westwards to JiaYu Oasis, where at the pass near the Spring Lake they would have amply water supply as well as a strategic location well suited for both defense and attack.

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