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Yumenguan Pass

Why is Yumenguan Pass special?


Originally known as Small Square City, the Great Wall Yumenguan Pass is one of the two important passes on the western frontier of the Han Dynasty lands, and Yangguan Pass is the other.
It is located at the western end of Hexi Corridor. In ancient times, it was the crucial gateway from central China to the western regions.
 

 

Yumenguan Pass Highlight


The Witness of the Silk Road
Yumenguan Pass, in English literally meaning Jade-Gate Pass, gets its name for its original function as a pass through which beautiful jade was transported into the inner China. In the ancient times, Yumenguan Pass was a post station for businessmen, military generals and ambassadors.


At the same time, according to history, western China’s music and religion along with some food, including grapes, pomegranates and walnuts, had been introduced into central China via Yumenguan Pass.
 

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