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Yumen Pass

90 Km Northwest of Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200, China
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“small museum” (3 reviews)
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90 Km Northwest of Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200, China
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

It used to be a major pass but what has remained is just a barren structure with 4 walls. Nevertheless it is historically significant and is quite unique.

Thank yipjcs88
Reviewed 9 October 2016

If you love history, this is a must see. There have been a lot of historical records in the past about this place. The ruin says everything.

Thank PablosDad
Reviewed 15 September 2016

The outer walls of the structure still stand though while we visited it was closed off as modern wooden gangways were being constructed through it. There's a small platform which offers a great view of the river and landscape where we we lucky enough to...More

Thank mysurp
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Yumen Gan - Jade Gate (or Pass) - was a crucial pass built in the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD), part of the huge defensive system protecting the Ancient Silk Road. Yes, it's a long drive from Dunhuang but it's amazing to see the remains of this...More

Thank Cookie993
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

More or less as seen in pictures, plus a small museum. Our driver (part of Charley Johngs Y76 tour) was happy letting us sit in the bus to read all day, as we only wanted to see the Jade Gate pass and not the other...More

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Yumen Pass is called the Jade Gateway in Chinese. It was the major gateway for merchants to bring Hetian White Jade from near Kunlun Mountain range in Xinjiang to enter China through this pass. One day a disaster strike and the merchants thought they have...More

Thank rebecca w
Reviewed 29 August 2015

An impressive mud ruin to the Silk Road. All tours drive past this ruin as they dash off west to Yadan National Park or the Han Great Wall first. And as you drive past it you can see it is empty. Make your driver stop...More

Thank YorkHiker
Reviewed 5 April 2015

A special piece of ancient history sitting out in the middle of a barren desert. Really atmospheric and enjoyable if not too many tourists there. I went in April when it was a bit cold and not many tourists around. Worthwhile!

Thank PeterStk
Reviewed 27 March 2015

stop if u are on the way to the Yadan geopark. a hostorical site that stands in the middle of the desert. needs a lot of imagination and knowledge on its history to fully appreciate it existence

Thank Sarawaklaksa
Reviewed 3 November 2014

Yumen Pass (玉門關, Jade Gate) was established by Emperor Wudi (漢武帝) of Han dynasty soon after 121 BC. Yumen Pass was one of the two most west fortresses (Yumen Pass and Yuan Guan Pass陽關) on the ancient Silk Road. Once you pass these two gates,...More

5  Thank jameshuang
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