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Yanmenguan Pass

North of Dai County, Dai County 034200, China
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Yanmenguan - The Northern Frontier of old China

Cold spring weather welcomed my visit there. Pleased that the cold also allows for a more leisure... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2016
Jackson_Lim
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Singapore, Singapore
Remote Chinese style Castle

Yanmenguan Pass is one of the three important passes through the inner line of the Great Wall of... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2014
BijanTehran_Iran
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Tehran, Iran
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Yanmenguan Pass is the location of one of the most important fortresses in the Great Wall of China. Surounded by tall mountans peks and accessible only by an ancient road which works its way between the cliffs, this pass was the logical invasion point for foreigners (especially Mongolians) looking to pour into China. Over a 2000 year period, over 130 major battles took place at this strategically important mountain bottleneck. This sight is usually listed near Wutai Shan, which you already cover. As with the other applications, I'm happy to promptly provide a good description if this is accepted as a new sight by TripAdvisor. Thanks for your kind consideration of all of these requests. Shanxi is one of the most history-laden provinces in China, and I'd like to help you cover it better. ShanxiFan / Heather.
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22 Oct 2016
“Yanmenguan - The Northern Frontier of old China”
26 Dec 2014
“Remote Chinese style Castle”
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North of Dai County, Dai County 034200, China
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

Cold spring weather welcomed my visit there. Pleased that the cold also allows for a more leisure visit around, with less crowds to content with as well. A visit to this Pass allows a better appreciation of the efforts made to protect the Northern Borders...More

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Reviewed 26 December 2014

Yanmenguan Pass is one of the three important passes through the inner line of the Great Wall of China, about 40km northwest of Da County. It means 'wild goose' because wild geese are seen flying around the pass every year. The earliest wall in the...More

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