Pingxing Pass

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Pingxing Pass
1965-9 1937年 抗日战争时期的平型关.jpg
LocationNorthern Shanxi Province, China
Rangebetween Mount Wutai and Mount Heng
Coordinates39°19′15.18″N 113°55′24.87″E / 39.3208833°N 113.9235750°E / 39.3208833; 113.9235750Coordinates: 39°19′15.18″N 113°55′24.87″E / 39.3208833°N 113.9235750°E / 39.3208833; 113.9235750
Pingxing Pass is located in North China Plain
Pingxing Pass
Pingxing Pass is located in China
Pingxing Pass

Pingxing Pass (simplified Chinese: 平型关; traditional Chinese: 平型關; pinyin: Píngxíng Guān) is a mountain pass in the Shanxi Province of China.

There is a section of the Great Wall of China there.

The Battle of Pingxingguan was fought here between the National Revolutionary Army's 8th Route Army of the Republic of China (under Communist Party of China control) and the Imperial Japanese Army on September 25, 1937.

A 6,188-metre (20,302 ft) long railway tunnel was opened through the pass in 1971.