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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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A feeling that you participate in an adventurous movie

There is an old Poem saying....."Past the Yangguan out to the west, old friends there'll be none." and describes characteristically what Yangguan once was for old China... the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Athens, Greece

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is an old Poem saying....."Past the Yangguan out to the west, old friends there'll be none." and describes characteristically what Yangguan once was for old China... the western frontier. After that the ominous but majestic deserts awaited the adventurous traveler. Still you can feel it when you are looking ahead at the lookout spot near the tower. The reconstructed... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 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 

1 Thank jameshuang
Fort Pierce, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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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