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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” (25 reviews)
“silk road” (16 reviews)
“an umbrella” (4 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 25 reviews
"silk road"
in 16 reviews
"an umbrella"
in 4 reviews
"shuttle bus"
in 4 reviews
"ancient walls"
in 2 reviews
"desert landscape"
in 2 reviews
"high cliffs"
in 2 reviews
"english subtitles"
in 2 reviews
"guided tour"
in 2 reviews
"buddhist temple"
in 3 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 4 reviews
"world heritage site"
in 2 reviews
"thousand years"
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"early in the morning"
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"live here"
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"understand why"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at 4:30pm and spent three hours. The heat radiating from the stone is hard to describe. You could cook an egg on the stone walkway . We brought four bottles of water and that was not enough. We were always looking for what...More

Thank T S
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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

This is an UNESCO heritage place. It is worth a visit to understand why this is the case. In addition, unlike any places, there is no city walls. The video will explain tjis to you. However the video is in Mandarin with clear Chinese subtitles....More

Thank EastmeetsWestAB
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

The idea of what this is is mind boggling. beautiful stark landscape. What this was hundreds of years ago stimulates the imagination.

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

If you are a fan of Star Wars this is the place for you! The place looks like the Tatooine planet! Sincerely speaking its an interesting historical spot - the biggest, the oldest and best preserved ruins of the old garrisons. Interesting however a little...More

Thank Aleksandra M
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

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

3  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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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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