is the first pass at the west of the Great Wall of China,
well-known as "the Impregnable Pass under the Heaven".. It is situated between the Wenshu and Heishan Mountains at the foot of Jiayuguan Hill of Qilian Mountain. Along with Juyongguan
, it is one of the main passes of the Great Wall.
Jiayuguan Pass is also the most magnificent and best-preserved pass among the total over one thousand passes along the Great Wall of China. Jiayuguan Pass was built in the early Ming dynasty, about 1372. It was built on the extreme western edge of China. Legend has it that the official in charge asks the designer to calculate how many bricks would be used. The designer gives him the number and when the project is finished, only one brick is left. It is put on the top of the pass as a symbol of commemoration.
How to get to Juyongguan Pass from Beijing downtown? Following are 2 recommendations offered for you reference.
First take the subway line 13 and get off at Longze Station in Changping District. And then, take the No.68 shuttle bus here which will reach Juyongguan Pass.
First take the Shuttle Bus No. 919, which run from Deshengmen West to Nankou, at the Station “Deshengmen”, and get off at Nankou Dongjie Station. Then, take bus No. 68, and get off when you reach the terminal station Juyongguan Pass. The price of the ticket for No. 919 section is 6RMB, and 0.5 RMB for the bus No.68 from Nankou Dongjie Station to Juyongguan Pass. They whole trip will take you about 2 hours.