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Emin Minaret (Su Gong Ta)

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Munage Village, Putao Country, Turpan 838000, China
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

impressing minaret in this deserted area, but not worth diverting your route to see it, not a priority spot

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

As said, a combination of ancient Uighur and Islamic architecture. A well preserved interesting place.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mogolan
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

This Minaret is simple in design but pretty. They can tell the time via sunlight into the minaret. Outside there is a cemetery and garden. Plenty of photo opportunities. There is also a plaque where one side is in Arabic where it is pray to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

No public transportation. Around 2km from the city center. Around 45 RMB per person (a little bit too expensive for this kind of attraction). Tourists can walk around and enter the building next to the Minaret, however cannot walk up the Minaret. Still an interesting...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank AleksandraM866
Reviewed 25 April 2018

This is a well preserved place for the local history. The architect of the minaret is unique and the layout of religious building and environment is great for visitors to move around leisurely.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank petersjsim
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

I spent only 30 mins here. This place was full of history, but nothing much here. It is build to celebrate Emin Khoja. Just come and spend some time if you have enough time in Turpan.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Tonkarn08
Reviewed 13 April 2018

This site does not take long so it's worth dropping by. The brickwork is beautiful, show casing Uyghur architecture. We were not allowed into the Mosque when we went, so it only took us less than 15mins to take some photos outside.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank LorahZ
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

The Emin Minaret is beautiful - but there’s not much to see and it’s out of the way from many of the other points of interest. It doesn’t take long for the visit.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank berr520
Reviewed 28 November 2017

The dominating minaret and its delicate brickwork is the star of this site. However, another interesting feature is a pointed arch mihrab which faces the direction of Mecca. It is framed by a series of pointed arch doorways that are very distinctive. Very different from...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Robert C
Reviewed 21 November 2017

This small minaret and mosque on the outskirts of Turpan is decorated with intricate and varied patterns, making it well worth a short visit. The driver we had hired for the day took us here after the Karez Museum and then dropped us at the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Janelizabeth56
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