The southern part of map sheet # 81 An-hsi. The oasis town is in the
far north east corner. It was an important starting point for travelers headed
for Hami and the northern side of the Taklamakan and T'ien Shan. The road from
Tun huang crosses from the west. A part of the Han wall is visible to the north
west near the Su-lo Ho. Stein explored also the ruin of the old An-hsi south of
the contemporary walled town. There is another series of caves with Buddhist
art in the ravine to the south east - Hsiao-ch'ien-fung. And there are ruins on
the T'a-shih river..