silk road History of Hexi Corridor
When you are travelling alone the silk road, you may pass any of Wuwei, Jinchang, Zhangye, Shandan, Jiayuguan, Jiuquan, Anxi, Dunhuang, those cities are alone Hexi Corridor. Hexi Corridor is the main road for mainland China to Xinjiang, and the famous Silk Road is passing through here. From Wushaoling Mountains in the east to Guyumenguan in the west, between Qilian Mountains, Altun Mountains and Mazhao Mountains, Heli Mountains and Longshou Mountains in the north and south, it is about 900 kilometers long and several kilometers wide. It is a narrow flat land with northwest-southeast direction, and is called Gansu Corridor. East-West length is about 1000 kilometers, and the north and South are over 100 kilometers, with an elevation of 1500 meters. Most of them are Piedmont sloping plains.
Although Hexi in Wei and Jin Dynasty was less prosperous than that in Han Dynasty, it left many cultural relics - Jiuquan, Jiayuguan Mural Tombs and grottoes. Although the Buddhism of the seventeenth Wei and Jin Dynasties was widely spread in Hexi, there were murals and statues in grottoes, but only Taoist murals in tombs. From Wei to Late Jin Dynasty to the Sui and Tang Dynasties, there were second great development periods in Hexi history. Although the history of the Sui Dynasty was short, Hexi was important as the place where Han businessman traded with the western regions.
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