Yumenguan Great Wall

Facts about Yumenguan Great wall of China

Yumenguan Great wallYumenguan Great Wall, located on a hillock 90kms northwest of Dunhuang City, is an important pass of the north route on the Silk Road. After Zhangqian served as an envoy to the West Region, a mass of silk and tea from Central China were exported abroad through this pass, and in return, fruit, specialties and religion culture were brought in. Yumenguan Pass was also called "Small Square City". The present city was constructed with rammed earth with two gates respectively in its west and north directions. The wall is 10 meters high and its top is 3 meters wide and bottom 5 meters.

Why was the name "Small Square City" replaced by "Yumenguan Pass"? Legend had said that a jade was set on the gate of "Small Square City" for the sake of ensuring the security of passing trade caravans. So the city was named as "Yumenguan Pass" since then.

Yumenguan Pass, located on a hillock 90kms northwest of Dunhuang City, is an important pass of the north route on the Silk Road. After Zhangqian served as an envoy to the West Region, a mass of silk and tea from Central China were exported abroad through this pass, and in return, fruit, specialties and religion culture were brought in.

Yumenguan Pass was also called "Small Square City". The present city was constructed with rammed earth with two gates respectively in its west and north directions. The wall is 10 meters high and its top is 3 meters wide and bottom 5 meters.

Why was the name "Small Square City" replaced by "Yumenguan Pass"? Legend had said that a jade was set on the gate of "Small Square City" for the sake of ensuring the security of passing trade caravans. So the city was named as "Yumenguan Pass" since then.