Yumen Pass
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jtaylor946
Guangzhou, China786 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Couples
I really loved the scenery here! It takes around an hour to get here from Dunhuang. We did it as part of a tour. We also visited Yangguan Pass which is also very beautiful. I purchased the audio tour for ¥40 at the entrance. You can choose a number of languages, but I don’t suggest doing it as it’s not that informative.

We got on a bus and we’re taken to 3 different sites and spent around half an hour at each place before getting back on the bus. It was a wonderful experience, made better by the clear skies and seeing the sunset!
Written 1 January 2021
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swirlwind
Perth, Australia457 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
It was built in Han Dynasty about 2000 years ago. Also known as Jade Gate Pass north of Dunhuang in the middle of Gobi desert. It was impressive to see the Great Wall extending from China's east coast all the way here in Silk Road. An excitement for Great Wall enthusiasts. Entrance 40Yuan part of the one day tour.
Written 14 November 2019
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DianneSkelton
Wellington, New Zealand17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We enjoyed heading into the Gobi Desert to follow the Ancient Silk Road. You could feel the history of the Yumen Pass as a trading post. We loved it.
Written 13 October 2019
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The Vista Seeker
New York City, NY500 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
Yumen Pas is well known thanks to the many Tang Poems that featured this historical pass on the Silk Road.

There is not much left except two ruins, one small and one large. Both were part of the legendary Yumen pass, once the throat of the Silk Road. I enjoyed seeing the ruins.
Written 4 August 2019
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Lawrence S
Santa Clara, CA156 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Business
The Yumen pass is a relic from ancient times when the Han dynasty ruled the land. The site has a museum and a viewing platform to look at the river in the distance that enabled people to get water out here. We visited the pass after going to the geologic park. Not much remains of the pass except for the remnants of a fort that was built on the site. Worth a visit if you like history, but not a lot out here.
Written 12 June 2019
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sqweeling
Singapore, Singapore137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
This location has 3 parts to it: the Yu Men Gate, the old Han Great Wall and a portion of the ruins. The bus service has to be purchased to bring visitors to the Han Great Wall and the ruins. The Yu Men Gate is within walkable distance from the main building where tickets are purchased. This site gives a good idea on how ancient people guard the city and imagination and conversation will provide the background to the wonders and greatness of people of those times. Worth a visit and it will take about 2 - 3 hours to finish the 3 locations. This is quite far from the city about 1 hour plus drive away.
Written 8 May 2019
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Alistair450
Auckland Central, New Zealand149 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Yuman Pass or Jade Gate was a frontier pass through which all caravans passed either going west or entering China at the time of the Han dynasty. There is not much left of it now but it would have been a bustling place in its time. The original gate was built about 121 BC but fell into disuse later as trade routes changed and the Gate was abandoned. It is worth seeing the Gate in conjunction with the Great Wall of the Han Dynasty. Half an hour to 45 minutes would be enough time here.
Written 1 May 2019
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kyushin
Daegu, South Korea31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
If you're into the history of the Silk Road, this is a good place to visit. It's desolate, but it is easy to imagine the once thriving settlement along the river; the river is dried up now, but there is a 1000 year old tree that remains; the ruins of the Great Wall are also intriguing as are parts of forts and towers over 2000 years old.
Written 6 November 2018
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Teresa H
61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
We enjoy spending almost over an hour to walk around this walled gate. An impressive example of this type of gates and appreciating the challenge to guard the border as part of an effective system to defend and to communicate. There are planned shows as well which we missed unfortunately. Do check out the timetable before you go. If you like to ride on the camels, they are there, waiting for you!
Written 2 September 2018
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PB852014
spring mountain queensland 79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
This was a highlight for me as it is passed the end of the Wall, as I see it as ancient silk road caravan Travelers making it to safety.
Written 17 August 2018
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