Jianmen Shudao Tourist Area, Sichuan

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Jianmen Shudao Tourist Area, situated in Guangyuan City, Sichuan Province, is a national cultural and natural heritage. It consists of tourist attractions  including the Cuiyun Corridor, Jianmen Pass, Zhaohua Ancient Town, Huangze Temple, Qianfo Cliff, Mingyue Gorge and Xuexi Cave. Jianmen Pass, a mountain pass located southwest of Guangyuan City, is famous not only for the beauty of its steep slopes, but for its strategic importance in ancient times. As the traditional Chinese saying goes, "If one man guards the pass, ten thousand are unable to get through". Jianmen Pass is one of the most important gateways to Sichuan. Several famous battles in the Three Kingdoms period (Wei, Shu and Wu, AD 220-280) happened there, making it a well-known tourist attraction, with characteristics of the Han and Three Kingdoms period culture. [Photo provided to China.org.cn]

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