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Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto)

Jianggelemaisi Village, Ya'er Country, Turpan 838000, China
+86 995 866 7154
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“silk road” (16 reviews)
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Jianggelemaisi Village, Ya'er Country, Turpan 838000, China
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+86 995 866 7154
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"ancient city"
in 24 reviews
"silk road"
in 16 reviews
"viewing platform"
in 5 reviews
"wander around"
in 3 reviews
"an umbrella"
in 4 reviews
"great site"
in 3 reviews
"shuttle bus"
in 3 reviews
"buddhist temple"
in 3 reviews
"ancient walls"
in 2 reviews
"desert landscape"
in 2 reviews
"high cliffs"
in 2 reviews
"english subtitles"
in 2 reviews
"guided tour"
in 2 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 4 reviews
"early in the morning"
in 3 reviews
"thousand years"
in 2 reviews
"live here"
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Reviewed October 2, 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...More

2  Thank l80_stephane
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Reviewed September 14, 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...More

Thank Stephanie P
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Reviewed August 20, 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...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2016

The area was a stark contrast the surrounding area but you can visual what the people may have done who lived their at one time.

Thank nmfozzie
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Reviewed August 16, 2016

We were taken through later in the afternoon which was appreciated due to the heat. Our English speaking guide was knowledgeable but having seen other ruins I would also have appreciated either additional signage and/or a walking written guide to bring attention to particular features...especially...More

Thank Philippa65
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Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Just ruins. Pretty well preserved but unless you document yourself before hand it is not worth the visit. The very positive point is that it is not filled with Chinese tourists as other places could be. Very negative point : why is the shuttle bus...More

Thank Dan G
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Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

It's really quite a site and for us it was well worth the effort at 42C. Walk around the entire site (including viewing the Great Buddhist Temple which is at the opposing end of entrance) and not only to the viewing platform. Keep well hydrated...More

Thank Marcel V
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Reviewed July 4, 2016

This architetural wonder lies 10kms west of Turpan on a cliff 30 metres high between two rivers. Amazingly ALL the buildings were dug from the earth, with virtually no timber used. As it faced cliffs on 3 sides, there are no city walls as usually...More

Thank Cookie993
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Reviewed June 29, 2016

This ancient city is fascinating, make sure you try to go early/late in the day as it does get very hot with little or no shade around the old city. Walking all the way around the city to the back to the temple complex is...More

1  Thank bethzhang
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Reviewed June 18, 2016

Locals call this place as Yarkhoto, its an ancient site which is located on cliff near a valley called yarnaz, about 12 km from Turpan city. The guide told us that its about 2000 years old, its an amazing site , you can see the...More

Thank conectvega999
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jpui2001
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Response from kathy_rodgers | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure about English speaking guides there as we walked around ourselves. We had a day tour that included the ancient city but the guide dropped us in the car park and we were on our own. I guess if you book a tour... More
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