Activities: After breakfast visit Yangguan pass, Great Wall of the Han Dynasty, Yadan National Geology park & Yumenguan Pass
After breakfast we drive to Yumenguan pass first which is located about 110kms from Dunhuang city. “Yumenguan” means jade Pass in Chinese and it is said that the jades from Western region transported into central China through this pass only. It used to be the gateway to the western region on the northern Silk Road. In ancient times, it also functioned as a strategic military pass and significant passage of the ancient Silk Road.
Then continue the tour to Great Wall of the Han Dynasty (206 BC to 220 BC). Unlike the other sections of the wall with bricks and stones, this section is made of rammed earth, gravel and juniper. Over the time, the wall has been badly damaged by nature and humans, but you can still see how the wall looked like at first.
After the site keep driving to Yadan National Geology park, a landscape that has been eroded by aeolian erosion. Once entering the park, you can find various natural sculptures in different postures and manners.
Last stop today is Yangguan Pass which is also used to be one of the most importation gateway on the Ancient Silk Road.