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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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Nice for a walk amidst archeological gems?

Well, temperature was too hot..........😉.... For my liking anyway. The people selling in the stalls (inside!!?? the venu) are getting the aggressivenes so meet with so very often... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2015
Eef W
Utrecht, The Netherlands

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2015

Well, temperature was too hot..........😉.... For my liking anyway. The people selling in the stalls (inside!!?? the venu) are getting the aggressivenes so meet with so very often in other countries but is quite strange in Prov. of Xinjiang. You are free to walk by yourself (buth stay on the path of course) and take your time. Great place for... More 

1 Thank Eef W
Detroit, Michigan
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2015

We love ancient cities and loved this one too. You need to use your imagination and imagine what life was like there 2000 years ago, and what the buildings were like. Half carved out of rock and half built from mud the city is complete with homes, wells, fire places, temples, and ancient city gates. It is also very clean... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2015

There isn't too much to see (as most of the structures are worn down) and I think this site isn't for everyone. Nevertheless, I thought it was eerily cool. I was in awe standing in a place with so much history behind it. Read up on the history of the city if you can. It will make the visit much... More 

1 Thank Gordon S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Some of the ruins have been grinded away by winds so much that it's hard to imagine what they once looked like - so you can let your imagination run free! Anyway it's a fascinating place in a barren but beautiful landscape. Very nice bike ride (about one hour if you cycle slowly) from the city!

Thank Nina B
Wels, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2014

Between two canyon-like valleys, this "town" is pretty barren and big; if You make a foto from the map at the entrance it´s easier for You to know what You are seeing. There is a strange feeling when You walk around, the houses were partly built and partl cut into the rock. We enjoyed it.

Thank mario353535
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 10 November 2014 via mobile

Jiohe ancient city is a must-visit attraction when visiting Turpan. This area is rich in history. It bring us back to ancient time.

Thank Alexler
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2014

If you have time to visit only one of the old city ruins near Turpan, please visit this one. Jiaohe was incredible and one of the highlights of my trip. Most of the buildings have been eroded by the centuries and are not in good conditions, but as you walk through the ruins you get transported back in time. The... More 

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2014

An ancient underground irrigation system was built here and made the desert thrive. The engineering achievement may even be greater than the Roman aqueducts because it solved the desert challenge of evaporation.

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Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2014

On arrival the Jiaohe ruined city was closed, which suits me fine as I didn't fancy paying and walking around with all the tourists. The remains are perched up on a high-cliffed plateau at the junction of two once large rivers. After a bit of hide and seek with a sleepy security guard I’m in, and I've got the whole... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 13 September 2014

As part of our Turpan day tour, we first went to Ancient City of Jiaohe. It was an ancient ruins where the city has been destroyed. There is no shelter (scotching heat of 34 degree) as you toured the sights, hence I strongly suggest you bring a hat, umbrella and tons of water with you as it is easily an... More 

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