Hangu Pass (Traditional Chinese: 函谷關; pinyin: Hángǔ Guān) was a strategic pass in ancient China just south of the great eastern bend of the Yellow River in today's Lingbao, Henan Province. The Qin built the pass in 361 BC as its eastern gate.
Because of its strategic location between the ancient lands of the State of Qin and the central plains of China, many famous ancient battles were fought at Hangu Pass. During the Warring States period, Hangu Pass was heavily defended by the State of Qin, as the pass was the only reasonable route to invade the State of Qin from the central plains of China. Hangu Pass was also a vital route in invading the ancient capital of Luoyang from the west.
According to legend, Lao Zi supposedly wrote the Dao De Jing at Hangu Pass.
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Channel News Asia
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 18:49:30 -0800
Hangu Pass that was established during the Spring and Autumn Period (770BC-476BC), is a grand complex that includes Taichu Palace, said to be the place where the founder of Taoism, Lao Zi, was inspired to the philosophy of Daodejing (Tao Te Ching).
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 07:15:00 -0700
For example, "Laozi Went Out of Hangu Pass" puts an ancient Chinese philosopher and the founder of Taoism in the spotlight. The film tells the story of how Laozi wrote the "Daodejing," the Taoist classic. "This film adds to the diversity of the film ...
Tue, 02 Apr 2013 01:15:00 -0700
Just as the latest season of Game of Thrones is starting, a Chinese liquor company figured out a way to recut and rework the show's opening credits. Jian Nan, a brand of baijiu, substituted the names in the Game of Thrones credits with a quick look at ...
The Epoch Times
Sat, 25 Jan 2014 08:50:03 -0800
To him it meant that a sage was to come from that direction and go through the Hangu Pass. Because he was in charge of allowing people to go through the pass on their way to the west, he ordered the guards to inform him immediately if they saw anyone ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2008 22:10:47 -0800
According to historical documents, Laozi felt that the Zhou Dynasty was declining and the country would be plunged into chaos, he then went westward via Hangu Pass. When he was going out of Hangu Pass, Yin Xi, the magistrate of the pass, who asked him ...
Geo Television Network
Sun, 23 Jan 2011 01:00:00 -0800
Three killed in Hangu firing HANGU: At least three people were killed and four others injured in an ambush on the vehicle of former Nazim Ameer Faisal at Hangu by-pass, Geo News reported on Sunday. According to police sources, armed men ridding on ...
Fri, 10 Feb 2006 19:39:36 -0800
HANGU, Feb 10: Death toll on Friday rose to 37 and the number of injured to 91 in two days of sectarian violence in Hangu, NWFP. A blast, apparently caused by a suicide bomber, struck Ashura mourners on the main Hangu-Tall road at about 9.35am on ...
Wed, 22 Jul 2009 00:29:39 -0700
The two-storey tower at the famous Hangu Pass* was torn down, and inscriptions accumulated over the course of two thousand years were destroyed. Wuwei County,* Gansu, was an important northwestern garrison in the Tang Dynasty, and its city wall, built ...
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