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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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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
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 guide and ask them to go with you that would work.