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Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto)

Jianggelemaisi Village, Ya'er Country, Turpan 838000, China
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Jianggelemaisi Village, Ya'er Country, Turpan 838000, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These ancient ruins are set in a parched desert landscape and show the layout of a village of 6,000 inhabitants in 200AD when the area was still Buddhist. An interesting wander through well maintained pathways and some informative signage.

Thank Janelizabeth56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This site is a well preserved ancient city and should not be missed. It is helpful to have a guide who can explain what you are looking at.

Thank Geonannie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wedge-shaped plateau between two rivers is the site of this old Silk Road city destroyed by Genghis Khan in the 13th century. There are enough ruins left to paint a good picture of what it was like and after seeing a number of cities...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

We arrived here late in the day on dusk and although it looked like a great place we were too late to fully appreciate it. Arrive early in the day or at least an hour before sunset. A large site that one could easily spend...More

Thank Michael N
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We visited this about two weeks after the Chinese national holiday. The weather was ideal for walking around the ruins. This is an unusual and interesting site. I hadn't seen a large city built by removing earth to create the walls and roads. They've done...More

Thank mitraveler16
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Theres not alot left to see in this old city outside Turpan. It was very hot, 42C and there was no shade . Its worth a visit if you are in Turpan

Thank kathy_rodgers
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Basically it is surrounded by high cliffs and rivers on all sides and was virtually impregnable. It fought off the Huns for many centuries. Genghis Khan took 2 to 3 years to subdue it. in the 13th century after which it did not recover. I...More

Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

It is an ancient town full of history and archaeological findings Before you go into the ruins, there is a model built showing its strategic location on top of the hill surrounded by river One can identify and understand the life's of the people through...More

Thank Allan & Amy T
Reviewed 13 September 2017

There may be other places like this in China, but I haven't seen them. This place felt like a land out of time and was a hauntingly quiet place in the middle of the Chinese desert. There's little refuge from the sun once you've left...More

Thank AubreyDella
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

This town must have been incredible once and you really get a sense of it. The replica town and overlook are just as great as strolling through the ruins. Entry is ¥115, and our driver charged ¥100 for the trip there and back and waiting...More

Thank bean802
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