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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank CatherineABC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank annaishappy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Lankylee
Reviewed 17 July 2018

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
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
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.

Thank mflickermd
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 AleksandraM866
Reviewed 26 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
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
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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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