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Yangguan Historic Sites

No.36 Minshan Road,Southwest of Dunhuang,70Miles from Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200, China
+86 937 883 3089
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Private Silk Road Hiking Day Tour of Yangguan Pass Including Lunch
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4 Nov 2016
“Poetic...back to the tunnel of history”
9 Oct 2016
“History re-imagined”
No.36 Minshan Road,Southwest of Dunhuang,70Miles from Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200, China
+86 937 883 3089
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

Yangjuan gives me a poetic and yet lonely sad feeling. If you read the history behind this place, it said when one leaves the gateway, there is no return.....After you took the internal bus, you will come to the more authentic part of Yangguan ruins,...More

3  Thank Eve420
Reviewed 9 October 2016

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!

2  Thank PablosDad
Reviewed 3 July 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...More

Thank Hock8
Reviewed 25 January 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...More

2  Thank ThanosFot
Reviewed 29 August 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...More

Thank YorkHiker
Reviewed 7 November 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...More

1  Thank jameshuang
Reviewed 3 November 2014

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

Thank Felicia B
Reviewed 2 March 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...More

2  Thank ariellek_bj
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