The Octagonal City is a famous scenic spot on the Xiahe Ganga Grassland. It takes about 50 minutes to drive to the north from Xiahe. This city has a long history and well-preserved walls. The city is a village full of vitality. There is a viewing platform at the back of the city. It is recommended to climb up and have a taste. You can not only overlook the whole view of the Octagon City, but also enjoy the magical scenery of the secret land of Ganjia.
The octagonal city is located on the platform where the Yangqu River and the Yangla River intersect in the eastern part of Ganjiatan, Xiahe County, Gansu Province. It was the hub of ancient Ganqing-Qingdao transportation, and it was also a military fierce battle between the central government and the Tuyuhun, Tubo, Xixia, and Siro dynasties. Important town.
The military fortress on the ancient Silk Road retains a complete city offensive and defensive system! There are city walls, earth-yellow buildings, etc., on a large scale. I followed my friends to pass by here and felt the charm of the Octagon!
Ancient city on the Silk Road-Bajiao Ancient City Early in the morning, the quiet Ganjia grassland...The fallen villages on the Ganga grassland... The Bajiao Ancient City site is located at the southern foot of Baishiya and the north bank of Yangqu, 24 kilometers northeast of Xiahe County, Gansu Province. In the Han Dynasty, Baishi County was established here, which was an important place for military traffic in ancient times. According to textual research, it may be the Diaowo City in the Tang Dynasty and a city in the Song Dynasty. The ancient octagonal city is a hollow, cross-shaped city, commonly known as "Kal Ang" in Tibetan, and "Kal Yongzhong" in Tibetan history books, which means Wanzi City. Eight piers are set up on each corner of the cross city to form an octagon, hence the name. The ancient city covers an area of 200,000 square meters, with a perimeter of 2,193 meters and a wall height of 10 meters. There are s-shaped passages in East and West Wengcheng. There is a moat outside the city. The north city is surrounded by mountains and has no gate. From the west city through the south gate to the east city, there is an outer wall, and the outer city is built outside the south gate. The city wall is built with layers of sand, reeds, red willow, etc., and it has been well preserved. Due to the large number of walls, there is no dead angle to shoot crossbows under the city, so it is easy to defend and difficult to attack. The octagonal city barrier building breaks through the square and rectangular pattern, with a peculiar style, which is different from ordinary ancient cities. The architectural form of the outer wall of the Forbidden City in Beijing is very similar to that of the Octagon. Climbing on the city wall, you have a panoramic view of the city... Twist your bow and shoot the strong thief... The moat has become a small canal, and there is a well at the gate of the city, and residents come here to pull water. In the distance is Baishi Mountain... Although the Bajiao Ancient City was listed as a provincial key cultural relics protection unit in 1981, it was announced as the sixth batch of national key cultural relics protection units by the State Council on May 25, 2006. But the ruins are basically left unattended and unprotected. There are dozens of households and schools in the city, which is a complete village. The local driver sighed and said that the city wall was not destroyed by wind and rain for many years, but it was dug down by the villagers! The villagers’ houses were damaged, and the walls were dug to repair them! In a few years, the ancient city of Octagon will not be visible!
The Octagon City is located on the platform where the Yangqu River and the Yangla River intersect in the east of Ganjiatan, Xiahe County, Gansu Province. It was the hub of ancient Ganqing-Qingdao transportation and was also a military fierce battle between the central government and the Tuyuhun, Tubo, Xixia, and Siro dynasties. Important town. The Bajiaoyu ruins are basically intact and are listed as key cultural relics protection units in Gansu Province.
Preston_Dominguez: 35 kilometers north of Xiahe County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture