Yangguan Pass of Great Wall Photos

The beacon tower of Yangguan Pass, more parts of which have been buried under the drifting sands.

Yangguan Pass is located 70kms southwest of Dunhuang city. Early in the Han dynasty, in order to resist the Huns (Xiongnu) and manage the West Region, emperor of the Han dynasty established Yangguan Pass and Yumenguan Pass as well as Wuwei, Zhangye, Jiuquan and Dunhuang counties. As the main access to West Region and an important conjunction on the south route of the Silk Road, Yangguan Pass was a military stronghold in ancient times. Attraction Intro: Yangguan Pass
  • The beacon tower of Yangguan Pass, more parts of which have been buried under the drifting sands.
  • The beacon tower of the Yangguan Pass still stands erectly on the mountaintop without being buried by sands like other relics.
  • Although located on the sandbeach 70 kilometers (43 miles) southwest of Dunhuang City of Gansu Province, a swarm of visitors came to enjoy this part of the Great Wall.
  • Bricks of the Yangguan Pass are black, exquisite and hard as stones in quality. It was once the bricks of the wall of the Yangguan Pass, hence its name "Bricks of the Yangguan Pass".
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Asked by Ms.Stella from SINGAPORE | Nov. 24, 2010 01:25Reply
How long did it take to built the great wall
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Answered by Mr.Chow | Nov. 24, 2010 03:15
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It was built from the Spring and Autumn Periods (770 BC - 476 BC) to Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). It is an over 2,000 years’ work!
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