Jiayuguan is situated at the section of the Silk Road, in the west of Gansu Province. where it is prosperous, and the tourist attractions here are abundant. Some regard it as a convergence point of the Great Wall culture and the Silk Road culture. It has the reputation as "the world strategic pass". The west end of the Great Wall begins from Jiayuguan, and is also referred to as the Great Wall's first pillar.