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Address: No.36 Minshan Road,Southwest of Dunhuang,70Miles from Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200, China
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Phone Number: 0937-8833089

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Long driving day

All the sights on a tour outside Dunhuang are beautiful but it takes hours of driving to reach the places in the remote areas. The historic sites and landscapes are beautiful but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 3, 2016
Shenzhen, China
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has appeared in many major historical events in the past, especially between 100AD and 900AD. It's a ruin now, but you can imagine what it was like during its prosperous time. Highly recommended for history lovers!

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Shenzhen, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

All the sights on a tour outside Dunhuang are beautiful but it takes hours of driving to reach the places in the remote areas. The historic sites and landscapes are beautiful but not much in between. Pack a lunch as eating is on your own for the most part.

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank YorkHiker
Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 344 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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

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

Thank Felicia B
Beijing, China
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2 of 5 bubbles 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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