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Yangguan

Yangguan Travel Guide

Yangguan lies 75 kilometers (47 miles) southwest of Dunhuang but consists of only the ruins of a high beacon tower. It is built to defend against the attacks of other minority nationalities in 121BC of the Western Han Dynasty. It´s named Yangguan because it borders the southern part of Yumenguan Pass.

Yangguan Pass once was the gateway to the Xiyu area and an important pass on the Silk Road. Eminent Buddhist monk Xuan Zang set foot there on his return to Chang´ An (Xian) from India. During that period,

The museum of Yangguan Pass offers you a glimpse of history. Here there is an exhibition hall of the Silk Road, a decorated archway of Han Dynasty, an old street of Yangguan Pass, the art of great mural in Silu Youyi Tu (Silk Road Friendship Picture), large engravings, Yangguan Pass stone carvings and so on.

Tips:
Take a pair of sunglasses and a hat as protection from sandstorms.

Traffic:

From Dunhuang to Yangguan Pass: automobile, 75km. (47 miles) /1hr.
It¡¯s better to hire a car to Nanhu Village, and then take a tricycle or horse ride to Yangguan Pass.

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