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Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto)

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Jianggelemaisi Village, Ya'er Country, Turpan 838000, China
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All reviews ancient city silk road an umbrella shuttle bus sun block beautiful site ancient walls desert landscape high cliffs buddhist temple couple of hours world heritage site thousand years early in the morning live here understand why preserved ruins
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

although you walk between some ruins, only a part is restored, but still you cannot be indifferent to the spectacular expression of power of this spot along the silk road that challanges your immagination

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NATHAN1909
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Beautiful site with this very ingenious military architecture on a strategic site of the Silk Road. In the beautiful large pagoda there are still some statues without a Buddha head.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mogolan
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Spectacular views of the ruins and know the history of this ancient city of Jiaohe when you are at the site. Afternoon is not a good time to be there. We suffered from the extreme hot sun even it was autumn. Must bring enough water...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank sy3717
Reviewed 21 October 2018

This is an important part of ancient Silk Road, but there is nothing much to see in this ruin now. The video clip at the entrance explained the history of this place.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tan_WeeKee
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Where else can one get such a spectacular retro-view of the 13th Century havoc Genghis Khan wrought in his victorious path along the Silk Road? To visit Jiaohe is to behold the ruins he left behind, 800 years later. In this parched desert setting be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Jane W
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Huge ruins on top of a mountain and its really spectacular that they found this. You have to do the tour bus option or else its too much walking. Also really significant history of how the uighur and Qing dynasty lived in harmony. We were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank mohomed28
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Walking here in the evening just before the sun sets, with less crowds, was a good experience. The area is well-kept and pleasant to explore. At the top, there is a breathtaking view of the valley. Just standing with the cold wind blowing is so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank LLS0811
Reviewed 1 September 2018

This abandoned town is well worth visiting, especially if you have any interest in ancient Buddhist monuments - the grand temple still has the remains of a couple of Buddha statues. It was very hot, 45 degrees in the middle of the day.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CatherineABC
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Summer here gets incredibly hot. We were almost burning up walking the city. However, the city itself is amazing. The area is very interesting.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank annaishappy
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

This city was destroyed by monguls over 800 years ago. It requires some (perhaps too much) imagination to go back to those days. There is little detail that convinces one about the purported details of the city. If you go in summer, go early. It...More

Date of experience: August 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