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Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto)

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Address: Jianggelemaisi Village, Ya'er Country, Turpan 838000, China
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Phone Number: +86 995 866 7154
09:00 - 18:00
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Cool spot!

This place is really cool. Highly recommended. It will take around 1-2 hours at this place. We went after 2pm and it's not crowded at all. One problem traveling in China is that... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
San Francisco, California

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is really cool. Highly recommended. It will take around 1-2 hours at this place. We went after 2pm and it's not crowded at all. One problem traveling in China is that it's packed everywhere. We always show up after 2 or 3pm to avoid the crowd and it worked.

Thank SforSparkle
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Incredible Han Dynasty Era ancient ruined garrison town which is located about 10km west of Turpan in the Yarnaz valley of the Xinjiang Uyghu cityr Autonomous Region. The city itself is located on a high island (1650m in length by 300m wide at its widest) between two deeply cut river gorges. Between 108 BC to 450 AD the city of... More 

Thank MartinBaxter58
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

It takes some imagination, but the site does capture the feeling of the ancient city well. Signing is clear, information could be a little more in depth. Be sure to take the walk all the way to the edge of the old city beyond the viewing platform.

Thank Cyril C
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Disappointed that not more signs in English. Good movie explaining site at entrance. Interesting to walk around the entire compound.

Thank joannpinkowitz
Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is a cool place to visit. It's about 2000 years old and set on a high spot between two rivers which is like an elevated island. The remains are pretty beaten, but it's a beautiful spot to wander around for a couple of hours.

Thank bgroe
Jackson, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

As I work in Mongolia on an archaeological project, a trip through Xinjiang to visit sites was long overdue. This and Gaochang are two of the major Silk Road sites and should not be missed. We found that after the viewing platform the gaggles of Chinese tourists were off to the shops and we could go see the rest of... More 

Thank arnels0n
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Very impressive city carved in the mountain, extremely well protected. Night show must be fantastic. We regretted not to stop at the reconstituted house on the way back. We did not know about it

Thank Bernard C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Date of visit: 18/09/2016 Price: around 150 yuan (lost the ticket so I cannot be accurate). No need to provide your ID If you go to Turpan (吐鲁番) this is a MUST to do (I didn't go to Gaochang ruins so I don't know if it's the same or not). The site is well protected and it's easy to distinguish... More 

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This city was one of the largest on the Silk Road and the most important for Gobi desert portion of the road. There is a lot of history in this city but if you don't have a private tour guide that knows a lot about the history of the city you won't learn any of it there because there is... More 

Thank Stephanie P
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Need to visit either early or late because of heat. Looks like they have later a at night, which would make the site vey special. You can walk through most of it, and most people disappear have first viewing platform. One of the largest ancient cities in the word, built between 2 rivers, a lot underground. In August 2016 they... More 

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