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Tiemen Pass

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Nice hike

We headed past the gate to do a hike up to the Princess Tomb 公主坟。Not a long hike but I will... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
Singapore, Singapore
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Very evocative

The gate has been rebuilt following destruction during the cultural revolution. The path continues... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2016
Dublin, Ireland
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19 Jun 2018
“Nice hike”
20 Aug 2016
“Very evocative”
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Upper of Peacock River, in northern suburb, Korla 841000, China
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Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

We headed past the gate to do a hike up to the Princess Tomb 公主坟。Not a long hike but I will recommend doing it early in the morning or late afternoon. There are no shades along the entire trail. Do bring water. The trail are...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank HLKoh
Reviewed August 20, 2016

The gate has been rebuilt following destruction during the cultural revolution. The path continues for a short distance, but ultimately is covered by a reservoir. The unsaved path however was more reminiscent of the original Silk Road than many other sites. Other reviewers appear to...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed July 2, 2015

Great views and a good workout for the legs and lungs. We went in the late afternoon and it was pleasant without being inviting. Usual level of broken glass and trash just off the path. Not as much wilderness as we expected from an earlier...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

Nothing was more evocative in our trip to Xinjiang of the real old Silk Road than our visit to Tiemen Guan. An hour or so from Korla, it's not a big tourist site, but you can walk down the old oasis road beside the river...More

Date of experience: October 2012
2  Thank Leslie S
Reviewed August 19, 2012

Climbed it a couple of times before 2006. At the top is a statue related to a kind of "Romeo and Juliet" type story. You can climb to the top from the front or back. I've heard it said, "If you don't climb to the...More

Date of experience: September 2011
2  Thank Perixte
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