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Uygur Ancient Village

Ya'er'guole Village, Ya'er Country, Turpan 838000, China
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Quaint little village at the end of Toyuk Valley

Toyuk means dangerous. The village is called dangerous because it is at the foot of a mountain and... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
Ida C
Quezon City, Philippines
Not to much to see

The village is very ruined and there is trash everywhere. It was interesting to see the ancient... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2016
Guangzhou, China
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5 Apr 2017
“Quaint little village at the end of Toyuk Valley”
27 Dec 2016
“Not to much to see”
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Ya'er'guole Village, Ya'er Country, Turpan 838000, China

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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Toyuk means dangerous. The village is called dangerous because it is at the foot of a mountain and when it rains, the village could get flooded. Even though there was not a lot to see in the village, we enjoyed walking around to see the...More

2  Thank Ida C
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

The village is very ruined and there is trash everywhere. It was interesting to see the ancient village, but there were barely any people living there and there really isn't so much to see.

1  Thank jtaylor946
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Pure sight seeing area, wear good walking shoes and make sure your camera is prepared for a work out, choose your day carefully and bring your own food and water

Thank Mem A
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is a small village inhabited by Uyghurs. When we visited almost half the village had been destroyed by water flooding. the local Buddha caves were closed to visitors. It has some old mud brick buildings, but it doesn't offer anything you can't see in...More

Thank mysurp
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We walked thru this authentic Uyghur village and you can see the old mud adobe construction used similar to what was used many years ago. There is an entrance fee like at most visitor site in this part of the world, but worth it IMHO....More

Thank alikarim
Reviewed 29 July 2015

with help of our guide we got a good overview of history, budhism and traveling long time ago. As we followed in the foot steps of the Swedish explorer Mr Sven Hedin we had something that made our tours very interesting

Thank Margaretha T
Reviewed 2 June 2015

This village have a mediteranian ambience. Go wander through its narrow lane, to the mosque and up to the cemetery where you could have a nice view of the village from the top.

1  Thank FransiscaJakarta
Reviewed 1 May 2015

Walking the three km trails in the hot sun can be a scorcher. After seeing half the old houses you are ready to just run for the shade.

Thank Stephen T
Reviewed 27 July 2014

One of my highlights visiting this adobe village. We were able to take our time wandering around and observing the people. So lucky to be there while the midday call prayer and saw the men wandering into the mosque. Very authentic and atsmospheric.

Thank liketoexplore2016
Reviewed 21 June 2013

This is just a simple village that happens to be populated by non-Han Chinese. Most of the local guides will charge you extra to see it as it is about five minutes driving beyond their usual route, the "Big Eight". Give it a miss. You...More

1  Thank dhannum
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