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Nanhu Destination Guide

Delve into Nanhu in China!

Nanhu in the region of Gansu Sheng is a city in China - some 1,174 mi (or 1,890 km) West of Beijing, the country's capital.

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Current time in Nanhu is now 07:34 AM (Monday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Urumqi" with an UTC offset of 8 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Laojunmiao, Yumen, Yuanquan, Guazhou, Hexi or Keluke. While being here, make sure to check out Yangguan and Nanhu as well. We encountered some video in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Dunhuang City Yangguan Yu-Lang Hope Elem...

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Yu-Lang Hope Elementary School in Yangguan, Dunhuang City, Gansu Province, China

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Interesting facts about this location


Yangguan, or Yangguan Pass, is a mountain pass that was fortified by Emperor Wu of the Western Han Dynasty and used as an outpost in ancient China. It is located approximately 70 kilometres southwest of Dunhuang, in the Gansu province of Northwest China, which was in ancient times the westernmost administrative center of China. It was established as a frontier defense post, as well as a developed place in China's remote western frontier; Emperor Wu encouraged Chinese to settle there.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 39.88, 94.18 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 7 mi away.
Tags:Geography of Gansu, Mountain passes of China, Sites along the Silk Road

Western Thousand Buddha Caves

The Western Thousand Buddha Caves is a Buddhist cave temple site in Dunhuang, Gansu Province, China. The site is located approximately 35 km southwest of the urban centre and about the same distance from the Yangguan Pass; the area served as a staging post for travellers on the Silk Road. It is the western counterpart of the Mogao Caves, also known as the "Caves of the Thousand Buddhas" after the founding monk Yuezun's vision in 366 of "golden radiance in the form of a thousand Buddhas".

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Located at 39.88, 94.18 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 12 mi away.
Tags:Caves of Gansu, Central Asian Buddhist sites, Chinese Buddhist grottoes, Chinese painting, Sites along the Silk Road