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We were arranged to take the overnight Train K9661 starting at 08:38pm and arriving at Jiayuguan at 7:46 the next morning covering the total raily length of 770km. Now it was the tourism peak season here in Gansu Province, there were over a dozen of through or passing by trains linking the two important cities on the ancient Silk Road.The orange coloured train looked much safer and more reliable than the white bullet Beijing Shanghai high speed trains, which had been hit fatally by the train collision last month in Zhejiang Province, though the orange fast train was much slower.
The orange coloured train looked much safer and more reliable.
Add: No.01 Xinhua Road, Jiayuguan Tel: 0937 – 6201588 Fax: 0937 – 6227174. We were transferred to Jiayuguan Hotel (嘉峪关宾馆) for a fam trip.
Jiayuguan pass had two gates – East side ( Gate of Enlightment ) and West side ( Gate of Conciliation ). On each gate there was a building with an inscription of “Jiayuguan” in Chinese written. Each gate had 17 m-high towers with double gates that had been used to trapping invading armies. The south and north sides of the pass were linked to the Great Wall. There was a turret on each corner of the fort.
The West Gate of Conciliation
At the time of my writing, Jiayuguan has about 100 taxies. Most of them gather around the hotel, restaurant, entertainment site as well as night market, so it is very easy to hail a taxi in Jiayuguan city.
Generally speaking, the taxis running in the street of Jiayuguan consist of Jetta, Hyundai, Kia and a spot of Santana.
• RMB6 for the first 3 kilometers
• RMB1.2 per km for each additional kilometer
• RMB0.6 for each additional km at night
If you need to book a taxi, please make the call as following:
• Jiayuguan Jieanda Taxi Company add: near Gangtie Road, Jiayuguan City
•The best places to hail a taxi is near the Station, the Airport, Bus stop, Scenic Spots, Hotel, Restaurant and so on..
As a taxi rider, you have the rights below:
Direct drive to your destination and no compulsory car pooling
Go to any destination in and beyond Jiayuguan
Your car driver knows the streets in Jiayuguan and the way to major destinations in Jiayuguan;
Your driver should know and abide by all traffic laws;
Air-conditioning on demand;
A radio-free trip;
A clean passenger seat area;
A clean trunk
A driver uses the horn only when necessary to warn of danger;
As a small city, there is no taxi stands in Jiayuguan. People just hail a taxi anywhere they think it is safe enough.
If you have any problem with a taxi in Jiayuguan, please contact the following:
• Jiayuguan Price Bureau. Tel: 0937-6087222
•Using a meter instead of bargaining with the cab driver
•Refusing a forced pooling taxi
•Determine the charge with the driver for a long-distance drive
•Jiayuguan Airport –Jiayuguan Long-distance Station : about RMB18
•Jiayuguan Airport-Jiayuguan Downtown: RMB20-30