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鐵門關 Tiemenguan, just north of Korla in 新疆 Xinjiang

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Iron Gate Pass
        Cen Shen (Tang)

Iron Gate Pass at world's edge, 
Few travelers to be seen.
One lowly official closes the gate, 
All day just see stone walls.
Mountain bridge, a thousand dangerous steps, 
Narrow road winds between sharp cliffs.
I climbing west tower to look,
One glance and my head turns white!
 
Tí Tiěménguān Lóu
Tiě guān tiān xī yá
Jí mù shǎo xíng kè.
Guān mén yī xiǎo lì
Zhōng rì duì shí bì.
Qiáo kuà qiān rèn wēi,
Lù pán liǎng yá zhǎi.
Shì dēng xī lóu wàng,
Yí wàng tóu yù bái.
 
Translator: Dongbo 東波

Notes:
鐵門關 Tiemenguan, Iron Gate Pass is on the northern
outskirts of the city of Kuerla (Korla) in Xinjiang.

 
 
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