At first I thought it sounded pretty good. After I understood the origin of each city, I realized that she has a deeper meaning. Geographically and historically. Gansu is located in northwestern China and runs across the Hexi Corridor from east to west. It was the key place and golden section of the ancient Silk Road. It was also the forefront of the Central Plains dynasty’s defense against nomads and the important place of the throat. Those who get the Hexi Corridor, the world is just a stone’s throw away. This means that the land of Gansu and the Hexi Corridor have always been battlegrounds for military strategists, and many cities were named after the ancient battles to settle the border areas. Behind every city in the Hexi Corridor has his heroic past. There are only four places in Gansu: Jiuquan, Wuwei, Dunhuang, and Zhangye. It is a dynasty, a generation of famous generals, a story of a golden horse and iron horse. After the fall of the Qin Dynasty, the Central Plains dynasty remained silent for a long time, nesting on the south bank of the Yellow River, looking up to Mobei. Silence will not exist forever. Finally, during the Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty, the army of the Han Dynasty set out to Hexi, pointed at them with spears, swept across the desert, expelled the Huns, drank the horses in the sea, sealed the wolves to live in the Xu, and guarded the Hexi Corridor. And set up Jiuquan, Wuwei, Dunhuang, Zhangye, Hexi four counties, guarding the Hexi Corridor. Since then, the Hexi Corridor has been inseparable from the fate of the Central Plains Dynasty. Four counties in Hexi: Jiuquan: named after “there is a spring under the city, and its water is like wine”. Wuwei: Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty was named for the martial arts power of the Han army. Dunhuang: “Dun” means “big”, and “huang” means “sheng”, which means grand and splendid. It is famous because of its wide opening of the Western Regions. Zhangye: It means “Zhang State’s arms are tucked into the Western Regions”, to open the arms of the Dahan and break the armpits of the Xiongnu. The generals Wei Qing, Huo Qubing, Li Guang, and Zhang Qian who created this legendary history have left a glorious and strong stroke in the long river of history. The connotations of these four place names are more of carrying the hope of countless soldiers who died on the battlefield. Since then, every hero with a far-reaching vision has set foot here. When we set our sights on the Sixteen Kingdoms Period of the Southern and Northern Dynasties and the Song Dynasty, we have to talk about the two cities of Pingliang and Dingxi. During the period of the Sixteen Kingdoms of Pingliang, Fu Jian, the former emperor of Qin, wanted to ask for Qianliang and set Pingliang County to mean “Pingding Liangguo”. The name of Pingliang began to appear in the annals of history. During the Dingxi Song Dynasty, Dingxi City was built, which means “An Ding Xibian”. Unfortunately, the Song Dynasty stopped in the Hexi Corridor and settled in a corner of the southwest. Later, in the third year of Emperor Jin Dynasty (1143), Xixian was established. Dingxi became famous. It can be seen that some cities in Gansu have been full of expectations since ancient times. Came to the Ming Dynasty in 1372, autumn. Jiayuguan. It has been four years since the Ming Dynasty was founded. The Mongolian forces in the Northern Yuan Dynasty who fled to the grasslands repeatedly violated the border. Hongwu Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang decided to send troops to Lingbei in an attempt to permanently resolve the threat of Beiyuan. This time, Xu Da, Li Wenzhong, and Feng Sheng each led the elite of the empire, fighting for thousands of miles, and their soldiers pointed directly at the Mongolian steppe desert. One of them, the West Road army, led by Feng Sheng, attacked Gansu and drove deep into the Hexi Corridor. It won seven battles and seven victories, and it was unstoppable, advancing Mobei. On the way home, Feng Sheng stopped at the foot of Jiayu Mountain. He looked up at the Qilian Mountain in the distance and remained silent for a long time. He decided to build a fortification here, consolidate the northwest border, and watch Mobei. Because it is located on Jiayu Mountain, it is named Jiayuguan. Since then, it has been recorded in the annals of history. Jiayu Pass was the starting point of the Ming Great Wall and an important pass to stop the invaders. Known as “Hexi Town” and “Border Lock Key”. Relying on this checkpoint to extend to the Western Regions to set up the Guanxi Seven Guards. Then in the late Qing Dynasty, which is the nearest to us, two celebrities once came to Jiayuguan and left behind them. Footprints. One is Lin Zexu, and the other is Zuo Zongtang. Back then, when the Qing court was suffering from internal and external troubles, when the fate of the empire was uncertain, Zuo Zongtang was from here, carrying the coffin, and leading the Hunan army to fight against Tsarist Russia and regain Xinjiang. , To consolidate the stability of the Northwest Frontier Fortress. Before leaving, Zuo Gong stood on the towering tower of Jiayuguan, and hand-written the words “The World’s No. 1 Xiongguan!” “To demonstrate power. Jiayuguan witnessed that great historical moment. Time and space travel, do not lose the predecessors, dare to teach Tsarist Russia not to enter the customs.” “It can be said that what happened in this land of Gansu is more the blood and sweat of generations. There are stories that left their legends and passed on. Finally, I recommend everyone to watch the documentary “Hexi Corridor” .