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Yumenguan Pass

The walls of Yumenguan Pass are built completely by loess hamming, covering 600 square meters. The city is 24.5m wide from south to north and 9.7m high. The top of the walls are 3.7m, while the bottom is 4m wide from east to west and 4.9m wide from west to north. There are two gates in the west and north respectively. In the southeast corner of the wall has a riding track less than 1 meter wide, leading to the top along the east wall and then the south wall.
The rising and declining of Yumenguan Pass are undoubtedly the miniatures of Silk Road. During the golden age of Silk Road, Yumenguan Pass entered an age of Yumenguan with rich meaning and nourishment in favor of all regions. Meanwhile, one would embark on the month route of Silk Road by going out of Yumenguan Pass and directly get to regions on the east coast of Mediterranean Sea through Beiting of Earlier Jushi Kingdom (the present Turpan) southwestward to Yanqi (southwest of the present Yanqi), Wulei (east of the present Luntai), Qiuci (the present Kuqa), Gumo(the present Wensu) and Shule (the present Kashgar) across Pamir Plateau. On the extremely hard road, like water source, silk and jade moistened the heart and will of the people and carried fatigue steps into the oasis of life.
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