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Yumenguan Pass

Location:North west 90km from dunhuang
Opening time:9:00-17:00
Best time for visit: all year long
Recommended time for a visit:1 hours

How to Get There

1)Take private car for 2 hours on the gebi desert.


One poet named Wang Zhihuan had a famous line. 'Beyond the Yumenguan Pass the breath of Spring has never crossed.' The mention of Yumenguan in the poem has made the pass all the more famous. The city is square, with well-preserved city walls and two gates in the west and the north respectively. The city wall is 10 meters high, three meters wide at the top, and five meters wide at the bottom. Both people and horses can go directly up to the wall.
Yumenguan Pass takes a square form and the well-preserved body of wall was built with stable loess with each gate in the west and beneath width 5 meters and a horse-road leading to the upper platform of the pass wall.

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