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Uygur Ancient Village

Ya'er'guole Village, Ya'er Country, Turpan 838000, China
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Good insights into local rural life

Almost no visitors, the village invites a very authentic flair of Uyghur village life. People are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Somewhat of a tourist trap but definitely worth seeing!

Save a couple of hours to wander through this ancient village. not too many people live here, but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jim B
Richmond, California
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1 week ago
“Good insights into local rural life”
3 weeks ago
“Somewhat of a tourist trap but definitely worth seeing!”
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Ya'er'guole Village, Ya'er Country, Turpan 838000, China

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Almost no visitors, the village invites a very authentic flair of Uyghur village life. People are incredibly friendly (as in all of Turpan). With Turpan being a fairly small place, this village can be easily packed into the two day tour with a driver. Would...More

Thank Christo02
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Save a couple of hours to wander through this ancient village. not too many people live here, but the architecture is wonderful. You can also treat yourself to a Uyguhr lunch served in a cool patio which shades you from the noon day sun.

1  Thank Jim B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Uygur Ancient Village has an interesting past and is neat to walk around for an hour or less to see it but there is not a lot there really beyond what you see. The remaining architecture is beautiful in a haunted way and neat...More

1  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this village with my guide. We had a good walk in the village, which allowed to discover very typical places. Then the guide took me to a farm where the family welcomes tourists for a ouïgour lunch. It has been a fantastic moment....More

1  Thank ValerieM7651
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Toyuk means dangerous. The village is called dangerous because it is at the foot of a mountain and when it rains, the village could get flooded. Even though there was not a lot to see in the village, we enjoyed walking around to see the...More

2  Thank Ida C
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The village is very ruined and there is trash everywhere. It was interesting to see the ancient village, but there were barely any people living there and there really isn't so much to see.

2  Thank jtaylor946
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Pure sight seeing area, wear good walking shoes and make sure your camera is prepared for a work out, choose your day carefully and bring your own food and water

Thank Mem A
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is a small village inhabited by Uyghurs. When we visited almost half the village had been destroyed by water flooding. the local Buddha caves were closed to visitors. It has some old mud brick buildings, but it doesn't offer anything you can't see in...More

Thank mysurp
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We walked thru this authentic Uyghur village and you can see the old mud adobe construction used similar to what was used many years ago. There is an entrance fee like at most visitor site in this part of the world, but worth it IMHO....More

Thank alikarim
Reviewed 30 July 2015

with help of our guide we got a good overview of history, budhism and traveling long time ago. As we followed in the foot steps of the Swedish explorer Mr Sven Hedin we had something that made our tours very interesting

Thank Margaretha T
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