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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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“ancient city” (24 reviews)
“silk road” (16 reviews)
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Jianggelemaisi Village, Ya'er Country, Turpan 838000, China
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+86 995 866 7154
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"ancient city"
in 24 reviews
"silk road"
in 16 reviews
"viewing platform"
in 5 reviews
"wander around"
in 3 reviews
"an umbrella"
in 4 reviews
"great site"
in 3 reviews
"shuttle bus"
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"buddhist temple"
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"ancient walls"
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"desert landscape"
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"high cliffs"
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"english subtitles"
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"guided tour"
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"couple of hours"
in 4 reviews
"early in the morning"
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"thousand years"
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"live here"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a World Heritage site of the lost Kingdom of Yar. The religion also deserted after the Kingdom diminished. This is a historic site to witness the religion changes from Buddhism to Islamic. Walk around the boardwalk to see the ruin of the city,...More

Thank petersjsim
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

This place is a relatively well preserved city of 7,000 inhabitants over 2000 years ago. Whilst the area is not large, to explore the entire area properly will take over 2 hours. At the entrance, you can get onto a car to get closer to...More

Thank Lorah Z
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Imagine what it must have been like to be at a crossroads of the Silk Road a couple thousand years ago. Definitely have a guide. It will enrich your experience.

Thank D'Arcy R
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

The Jiaohe Ruins sometimes more theatrically named Lost City of Jiaohe sits on a large islet in the middle of a river in the Yarnez Valley a few miles west of the city of Turpan and is thought to date back some 2000 years. If...More

2  Thank Queenscout
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

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.

1  Thank Janelizabeth56
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

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
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

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
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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
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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
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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
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jpui2001
1 March 2018|
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Response from kathy_rodgers | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure about English speaking guides there as we walked around ourselves. We had a day tour that included the ancient city but the guide dropped us in the car park and we were on our own. I guess if you book a tour... More
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