Silk Road Trading Post, Jiayuguan Fort, Gansu, China. by Thomas Pickard for Stocksy United

Silk Road Trading Post, Jiayuguan Fort, Gansu, China.

Silk Road Trading Post, Jiayuguan Fort, Gansu, China. Built in 1372, Jiayuguan Fort was christened The Impregnable Defile under Heaven. The Fort and the Great Wall marked the western boundary of civilised Imperial China and served as an important Silk Road Trading Post. Today the fort is a popular tourist destination, with parts of the original Great Wall still visible surrounding the Fort.

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Uploaded 9 October, 2015
Camera: NIKON D300

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