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Yangguan Historic Sites

No.36 Minshan Road,Southwest of Dunhuang,70Miles from Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200, China
0937-8833089
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Ranked #14 of 41 Attractions in Dunhuang
Type: Historic Sites, Outdoors
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Taipei, Taiwan
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153 reviews 153 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is the 2nd pass of the two most west fortresses (Yuan Guan Pass and Yumen Pass) of the ancient Silk Road. Yuan Guan Pass (陽關) got its name because it is located south of Yumen Pass. Yuan in Chinese means sunny and also means south. It was built at the same time as Yumen Pass by the order of... More

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The ruins and remnants of the Han Dynasty strongholds made significant marks on the ancient Silk Road.

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Beijing, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

What you see today as Yangguan Pass -- a 70km drive southwest of Dunhuang -- is actually the ruins of a beacon tower indicating the possible location of the original gate nearby. The original Yangguan was first built in 150BC and has not been preserved through the century. No one knows where is the exact location of the real Yangguan... More

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