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Address: No.36 Minshan Road,Southwest of Dunhuang,70Miles from Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200, China
Phone Number: 0937-8833089
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One of the Two Most West Fortresses in the Ancient Silk Road

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2014
Taipei, Taiwan

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

I prefer Yangguan to some of the other desert sites. Yangguan comprises: 1) Small ruined mud tower of Yuanguan with excellent desert views. 2) Silk Road museum - no photos allowed. 3) Great Wall museum (excellent) - no photos allowed. 4) Reconstructed walled Silk Road town with siege weapons. 5) Reconstructed ruined city gate. 6) Reconstructed nomad camp. While the... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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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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