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Gansu is a province located between the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Shaanxi Province in Northwest China. The Gansu Corridor or Hexi Corridor which stretches 1,600 km from eastern Gansu westward through the province was part of the main passageway of the ancient Silk Road. According to historical records, it had been traversed by Zhang Qian, Monk Xuan Zang and Marco Pol in ancient times. Along this Silk Road are such famous historical sites as the Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang renowned as the art treasure house of the East, the Jiayuguan Pass-the western end of the Great Wall, the Labrang Monstery and the Majishan Grottoes in Tianshui, etc.
 
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Maijishan Grottoes -- Labrang Monastery -- Jiayuguan Pass -- Mogao Grottoes -- Mingsha Hill and Crescent Moon Spring -- Hexi Corridor

 
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