Jiayuguan

Jiayuguan
Jiayuguan City is an important city along the Silk Road. And it was the first west starting point of the world-known Great Wall (The Great Wall which starts from the Shanhaiguan Pass in the east, winds its way thousand miles and finally stops at Jiayuguan City in the west). In Ming Dynasty, Jiayuguan Pass was built up and the pass was composed of defensive walls, gates and army camps. The name of this city just came from this Pass.


Now the ancient pass has been expanded into a modern city in China's northwest and it has becomes a place of interest. It is rich in tourism resources: the well-known Jiayuguan Pass, the suspended section of the Great Wall, the beacon tower relics, the Museum of the Great Wall, the Xincheng Fresco, the Qiyi Glacier, the Gobi desert and the its landscape, the Wenshu Mountain Grotto, the Heshan Mountain Grotto and the International Gliding Base.

Jiayuguan is a charming city, whatever yesterday or today. Travelers can find many fascinating attractions here, such as The Suspended Great Wall, The Great Wall Museum, Jiayuguan Pass, The Fresco Tombs of Wei and Jin Dynasty, Heshan Stone Carvings and The July-first Glacier.

Jiayuguan City is also referred to as "the steel city in China's northwest". Since the Jiuquan Steel Company was established in the city and has developed into the largest steel company in the region. Industry, tourism and agriculture are the mainstays of the city's economy. Jiayuguan City measures 40 km from east to west and 35 km from north to south. Its total area is 2935 square kilometers, and the urban area is 60 square kilometers. Its total population is 140,000 and there are people of 12 nationalities living in the city: Han, Hui, Mongol, Tibetan, Manchu, Dongxiang, Yugu, Korean, Zhuang, Tu, Baoan and Uygur. Obviously Jiayuguan City is a city of immigrants and its residents are from other parts of China, mostly from Shandong Province and the northeast of China.