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.
There are many famous historical sites of the ancient Silk Road and Natural Wonders are very worth to be visited. Most of them are better preserved.
UNESCO Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang
A treasure house of Buddhist art, a magnificent Thousand Buhhda Caves with a history of more than 1,600 years. There are still 492 caves intact, which contain more than 45,000 square meters of historical murals, more than 2,400 colorful sculptures, and five wooden buildings in the Tang and Song dynasties. The art of Mogao Grottoes is a comprehensive art that combines architecture, color sculptures and murals. It is the largest and most preserved Buddhist art in China and the world. Listed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO in 1991
Zhangye Danxia Landform Park
It is 6 kilometers southwest of Jiayuguan City. It is located in the middle of Jiayuguan's narrowest valley, on the highest mountain of Jiayu Mountain. The two walls of Chengguan cross the desert Gobi, 8 kilometers north to the Great Wall of Heishan and 7 kilometers south The first pier that connects the world is dominated by the western end of the Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty, and it has been the first entrance to Hexi since ancient times. Guancheng was built in the five years of Hongwu in the Ming Dynasty (1372). From the initial construction to the completion of a complete Guanguan, it took 168 years (1372-1539). It is more than a thousand customs under the jurisdiction of the nine towns along the Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty. The most dangerous one is still intact.
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