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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
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
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
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
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.
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