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Hexi Corridor (China's Silk Road) - Jiayuguan Cantilever Great Wall:  A Unique Element of Ancient Silk Road

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Jiayuguan Cantilever Great Wall: A Unique Element of Ancient Silk Road

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(14 reviews)
45 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Jiayuguan Great Wall, commonly known as "The Great Wall of the Cantilever” or “Overhanging Great Wall,” is the only original section the Great Wall in this region that forms part of the ancient Silk Road. From the Great Wall, you can take in the vast scenery outside the pass with views of the Gobi Desert and oasis in the distance. If you use your imagination, you can picture racing Mongol invaders ready to attack as the wall protects travelers and merchants. The Great Wall is located on the northern slope of Heishan Mountain on the north side of Shiguan Xiakou, 8 kilometers north of Jiayuguan Castle, Jiayuguan City, Gansu Province. In the eighteenth year of Jiajing in the Ming Dynasty (1539), to strengthen the defense of Jiayuguan Castle, Suzhou Bingbei Road Li Han was outside the dark wall and started on the hill on the south side of the gorge, and a 15-kilometer-long stone wall was built. This was the last section where the Great Wall is injected into Jiayuguan. Join our guide Lee to explore this historic site and learn more about this section of the Great Wall and its role in the ancient Silk Road.


Meet Jenny's China Tours

Jenny's China Tours

Jenny’s China Tours provides custom and private tours to Shanghai, Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Guilin and throughout China. Our guides are China experts, speak great English and love sharing the history and culture of China with visitors. We have been delighted to share different parts of China virtually with new friends. We look forward to your visit. Meet our guides: • Cassie: Our Chengdu expert was born in Chengdu and shares the life of Pandas, city culture and history with energy and enthusiasm. She has been an expert guide since 2013 and loves travel, public speaking and meeting people from different cultures. • Alice: Probably our most outgoing guide, Alice is our Shanghai expert and goes above and beyond with every tour to make sure customers are happy and fulfilled. An avid traveller, she is the consummate professional and is always eager to share the history and culture of Shanghai. • Amber: Our Beijing expert became a tour guide after graduating college and has a passion for travel and is always planning her next trip. She delights in sharing the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the culture of Beijing. • Susan: Our expert Chengdu guide loves sharing Chengdu culture and history with visitors. She also has a passion for reading and has visited over 20 countries! This has helped her understand each country’s unique culture. • Apple: You won’t meet a more optimistic guide than our Shanghai expert Apple. As a local Shanghainese, she shares the city’s rapid ascent to modernity along with historic treasures of the Bund, Tianzifang and old Shanghai. • Eva: Our Xi’an expert is a master guide with over 16 years of experience and loves sharing the history of Xi’an’s Terra Cotta Warriors, the last standing city wall all of Xi’an’s famous spots. She never misses a question and eager to share. • Sally: As a native Xi’an resident, Sally is an expert on her hometown and enjoys sharing its history and secrets. As a guide of over 20 years and a degree from Xi’an Foreign Language University, you won’t find a better ambassador to get to know Xi’an. • Yvonne: Our Guilin expert, Yvonne, used to be a translator before becoming a guide with over 15 years of experience now. With impeccable English and knowledge of Guilin, she lovers showing the amazing sights and history of this unique region of China. •Lee: Lee lives in a province called Qinghai in North Western China. his hometown is located at an intersection between the ancient Silk Road and the Tibetan plateau. It is rich in unique landscapes and diverse ethnic culture. Lee has worked as an interpreter and a guide specialising in adventure travel; he loves spending time in the natural world!


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Hexi Corridor (China's Silk Road) with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Hexi Corridor (China's Silk Road). Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Maria K.

15 September 2021

Really fascinating to see the wall and the Gobi desert.

Lisa R.

14 September 2021

Lee made huge effort to get us to this portion of the wall with as few people as possible around us. My pictures came out wonderfully and I learned a lot from him. I really appreciate the amount of effort Lee and Jenny's China Tours put into this series of tours. Thank you!

🇦🇺 Jackie D.

14 September 2021

Fantastic place and tour! Thanks for walking it for us!

Jane A.

13 September 2021

Wonderful tour Lee, so interesting, thank you

JUDY in Australia C.

13 September 2021

An amazing tour with Lee, climbing up the Cantilever Wall - a real hike. I really like him and he does so well with his English. China is such an amazing country and its wonderful to have a guide like him to show us these incredible places.


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