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Simple yet Beautiful. Story of who built it, so tragic!

Not a lot to see in Emin Minaret but a great landmark of education and religion in Turpan. The architect who built the Emin Minaret was commissioned from Kashgar and it was his... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
Ida C
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Quezon City, Philippines
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Quezon City, Philippines
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42 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Not a lot to see in Emin Minaret but a great landmark of education and religion in Turpan. The architect who built the Emin Minaret was commissioned from Kashgar and it was his first and last solo project. Our guide said since a lot of governors envied the tall and wonderful structure after it was built, the son of Emin... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

A very good example of Islamic architecture. Very peaceful, and very friendly people around it. Again not very kitschy or touristy which is a really nice change.

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Guangzhou, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We visited Su Gong Ta as part of a 5 day tour of Xinjiang. The tower was spectacular and it was great to see it up close. It was also nice to walk around the mosque, although it is a very simple building. There is very little information at the site so it is necessary to have a guide if... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

this sights is the zero sea level and it is really hot in summer, not far from the city. suugest sop over for 40 minutes

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

There was no public transport found to this site from Turpan city center. Already my directions got mixed up due to the continued road works everywhere in the city. It was a nice small town without so much development. Donkey carts are no longer available now, instead there are motorcycle carts are very famous. Had to take a taxi from... More 

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

It is sad to see an attraction built hundreds of years ago accompanied by such ill-maintained surroundings. The tower is very nice looking and its adjacent building (what you can see of it) is interesting. However, the gardens around it are destitute and in a state of disrepair. It could be such a nice spot, but it seems nobody cares... More 

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Jackson, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is a beautiful example of brickwork and design. Unfortunately for the architect, the Tang Governor threw him out of the tower when it was finished to prevent him from building another one in Urumqi.

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Sandnes, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This mosque offers a very interesting architectural view from the outside with it's distinct tower. The tower and main building is built from mud bricks. You're allowed to step just inside the main hall, but there's nothing to see. Worth a visit for the distinct style, but you're not going to spend too much time here.

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Nearly nothing is visitable, neither the minaret not the top of the mosque, knowing that usually mosques of north Xinjiang are not very developed in term of wood carving, the visit overall become a bit tasteless.

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Mollymook, Australia
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

I had been looking at minarets for 16 days at this stGe so I didn't gasp with surprise ! It is well presented and highlights how much this area is part of Central Asia.

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