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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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Jianggelemaisi Village, Ya'er Country, Turpan 838000, China
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Reviewed 11 October 2015

About one day a year it rains in Turpan, and that day was the day of our visit. Our guide was in no mood for explaining . As there are not many explanationsigns it remained a bit vague.Try to learn about the history before t...More

1  Thank Victorie42
Reviewed 11 October 2015

This place is great to visit and stroll around those old site. We went there just before sunset and the scenery and mood of the site was stunning.

Thank SebBud
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Wow! Amazing site. This site was the capital of the Jushi kingdom from 108BC to 450AD. It is such an interesting site to walk around, meandering through different paths. Once 7,000 people lived here. If you enjoy history, make sure you visit this place.

1  Thank Jennytomkins
Reviewed 6 September 2015

It was nice to know a historical site like Yar City. It's better to understand the history before the visit. Without an interest in the history, it's just a ruined mud building. The location has very hot temperature. I went on August, it was said...More

1  Thank Aji H
Reviewed 30 August 2015

This ruined ancient city is very interesting and well worth visiting. If I had to choose between the two, I would pick Gaochang over Jiaohe, but if you have time for both, then it is good to see. I recommend going in the morning to...More

2  Thank tombillinge
Reviewed 30 August 2015

When we came, only a few people visited the city. The whole ancient city was just for us. It was really different (of course, its ancient) Such a wonderful and unforgettable experience to walk around this ancient city.

Thank Yoana48
Reviewed 28 June 2015

The site is an amazing reinder of the greatness of the place in old times. Its location between two arms of the river gave it a ideal place for a defendable town. The place has been very nicely developed and transformed into a tourist site...More

Thank Arie F
Reviewed 23 May 2015

Again, a tourist trap! You will see some badly restored ruins from a golf car. With signs saying “don't step outside the road” forcing you to stay in the car!

Thank Richards_remarks
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...More

1  Thank Eef W
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...More

1  Thank Foodfan2830
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