Yumen pass (Jade gate pass) Tours – Dunhuang, Gansu Province, China

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Yumen pass (Jade gate pass)
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100km northwest of dunhuang, China, Gansu Province, Dunhuang
Hours : 8:00 a.m.--5:30p.m.

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 Yu Men Pass, Yu means Jade, and Men means gate. It is also called Jade Gate Pass ,which is located in the northwest of dunhuang 100km . It is the north customs of the silk road over 2000 years. A lot of beautiful jades from west regions were transported to China through this gate, so it got the name Jade Gate Pass. Many relics were found here,such as the woodslips of ancient passport,coins,silk ,arrow heads and so on. In 2014 it was included into the world heritage by UNESO.

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