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Yangguan Destination Guide

Explore Yangguan in China

Yangguan in the region of Gansu Sheng is a place in China - some 1,175 mi or ( 1891 km ) West of Beijing , the country's capital city .

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Time in Yangguan is now 08:29 AM (Thursday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Urumqi " with a UTC offset of 8 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Laojunmiao, Yumen, Yuanquan, Guazhou, and Hexi. Since you are here already, consider visiting Laojunmiao . We saw some hobby film on the internet . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Where to go and what to see in Yangguan ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Dunhuang City Yangguan Yu-Lang Hope Elementary School/敦煌市陽關裕琅希望小學

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Yu-Lang Hope Elementary School in Yangguan, Dunhuang City, Gansu Province, China 甘肅省敦煌市陽關裕琅希望小學 ..

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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 39.93 94.06 (Lat./Long.); Less than 9 km 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 39.98 94.37 (Lat./Long.); Less than 18 km away
Tags: Caves of Gansu, Central Asian Buddhist sites, Chinese Buddhist grottoes, Chinese painting, Sites along the Silk Road