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Uygur Ancient Village

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A window into ancient life...and, to me, a sad view of a people being “museumized” for tourists

I was traveling solo this afternoon, with my Uyghur driver. He dropped me off at Tuyok village... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jane W
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San Francisco, California
Old village feel

We went during the low season so everything was closed. We ate at a family run pseudo restaurant... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
wt1986
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Bacolod, Philippines
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I was traveling solo this afternoon, with my Uyghur driver. He dropped me off at Tuyok village, where I showed my passport, paid my fee, then stepped into the ancient town. Aside from a few people enjoying the outdoor cafe at the entrance (including my...More

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

We spend a few hours in this village And it is a delight to see some old architecture and the simple life people live. The village has dried fruits to buy And you can have a simple lunch here. Walking along the village there are...More

Thank EastmeetsWestAB
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Pretty far from Turpan - access only with a private driver. Small village with its special atmosphere - not many tourists. Very peaceful! Beautiful mosque - unfortunately closed. reasonable price - 30 RMB per person (no student discounts).

Thank AleksandraM866
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We went during the low season so everything was closed. We ate at a family run pseudo restaurant. No menu really. They just served us handpulled noodles with a vegetable mix as topping. Very fresh. We were also served their own raisins and some bread...More

Thank wt1986
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Very quiet and out of the way, this little village is full of lovely friendly people who are happy to say hello as they go about their day. We were invited into a home and had a feast of grapes and watermelon by the kindest...More

1  Thank bean802
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

It doesn't matter how it is supposed to be spelt, it was a wonderful walk about to discover local culture, old buildings, deserted areas, beautiful cemeteries and grape vineyard. Get lost but try to be safe.

1  Thank TOsunnyfirst
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Almost no visitors, the village invites a very authentic flair of Uyghur village life. People are incredibly friendly (as in all of Turpan). With Turpan being a fairly small place, this village can be easily packed into the two day tour with a driver. Would...More

1  Thank Christo02
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Save a couple of hours to wander through this ancient village. not too many people live here, but the architecture is wonderful. You can also treat yourself to a Uyguhr lunch served in a cool patio which shades you from the noon day sun.

2  Thank Jim B
Reviewed 2 June 2017

The Uygur Ancient Village has an interesting past and is neat to walk around for an hour or less to see it but there is not a lot there really beyond what you see. The remaining architecture is beautiful in a haunted way and neat...More

2  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

I visited this village with my guide. We had a good walk in the village, which allowed to discover very typical places. Then the guide took me to a farm where the family welcomes tourists for a ouïgour lunch. It has been a fantastic moment....More

2  Thank ValerieM7651
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