The Jianmen Pass (Jianmen Guan) and the Sichuan Road (Shudao)
make up what was once the most important (the most direct)
of the few routes into Sichuan and onto the Sichuan plain during
ancient times. Presently, it is a major tourist destination
that includes many cultural relics and sites.
the area, the 72 peaks of Jianmen Mountain (formerly known
as Sword Mountain (Dajian Shan) rise up like the fangs of
a dragon or the points of straight swords. The peaks are dangerously
steep due to water erosion. Its 72 peaks rise up high like
sharp swords pointing directly into the sky. The rock faces
around the Jianmen Pass are particularly steep, creating a
perfect spot for a gate.
pass was the most important of the three routes into Sichuan
in ancient times. During the Three Kingdoms period, the prime
minister of the ancient state of Wu, Zhuge Liang, had a large
gate set up in the center of the Dajian Shan range of peaks.
The gate pavilion was then named Jianmenguan (Sword Gate Pass).
How to get Jianmen Shudao : Excursions to the Jianmen Pass
area can be arranged by us.