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On the 17th of May 2018 we made a tour around Turpan (with firstname.lastname@example.org) visiting the Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, Tuyoq Village, Kariz wells, Jiaohe Ancient City and finally the Emin Minaret.
1. We departed by car from our hotel at 9.30 (Beijing time) and...More
When we visited this place there are 6 caves that is open to the public. The murals on some of the caves are still there. Majority of this are scratched or deface. Statues are stolen. However, whatever remains, you are still see the colours and...More
I had read about this site and it lived up to our expectations. The surroundings are stark and beautiful. There were not many tourists and that added to our enjoyment. The caves,although looted , were wonderful to experience.
Only some ceiling and wall paintings are still preserved through the centuries of selfish acts of explorers/archeologists, religious soldiers and cultural revolutionalists. No statues are left. Sad but a stark reminder how selfish and intolerant people can be.
If you're in Xinjiang I think this is a must-visit. Yes, most of the finest murals and all of the statues have been removed, but that's part of the history of the place. Still, the remaining murals are still inspirational and help tell a story...More
There are caves. Caves that housed thousand of Buddha, but it is only left with empty rooms. Most of the valuable historic statues, artwork, etc. of the religion are not there anymore. Stolen? Sold? It remains a mystery. Emotionally, I have to turn away not...More
Most if the painting and sculpture were already vanished or destroyed. But, the scenery was nice. There was a huge amount of group tour. The entrance fee is required for 40 RMB. If you plan to go to other place in turpan, you may consider...More
This cave has less tourists than the Magao Cave in Dunhuang so it's definitely worth a visit to compare if you are travelling down the silk road. Most of the paintings have been taken by Western explorers or destroyed when Islam arrived in the region....More
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We did not notice public buses at Bezeklik though there were many tourist buses. We hired a taxi and driver for two days for 300 yuan per day. He took us to Tuyoq Village and Bezeklik Caves, then Jiaohe ruins, Karez museums... More
We did not notice public buses at Bezeklik though there were many tourist buses. We hired a taxi and driver for two days for 300 yuan per day. He took us to Tuyoq Village and Bezeklik Caves, then Jiaohe ruins, Karez museums and the Emin Minaret. If you are arriving by bus from Urumqi, there are taxi drivers waiting at the bus station who will want to negotiate a price for these trips.