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Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto)

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Address: Jianggelemaisi Village, Ya'er Country, Turpan 838000, China
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Very cool place!

This was part of a 5 day tour of Xinjiang. This site dates back to the Han dynasty and it is very well preserved. We spent a couple of hours walking around here, although it was a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 December 2016
Guangzhou, China
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We were first ushered into a hall area where a film introducing the brief history of Jiaohe is shown. Basically it’s a fortress created for military defence, located on a leaf-shaped plateau on a cliff between two deep river valleys. After the short film, we took a bus to the fortress where we need to walk upslope for about 15mins... More 

Thank yEeVoNy25
Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This was part of a 5 day tour of Xinjiang. This site dates back to the Han dynasty and it is very well preserved. We spent a couple of hours walking around here, although it was a very hot day so some of our group struggled with the heat. It's a cool place for taking photos and learning more about... More 

Thank jtaylor946
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

you should not miss Jiaohe when you are in Turpan. it is good we visited turpan in October, as our driver Tomur said, it is extremely hot in summer and only possible to visit morning and evenings

Thank Joseph_Martin111
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This place is really cool. Highly recommended. It will take around 1-2 hours at this place. We went after 2pm and it's not crowded at all. One problem traveling in China is that it's packed everywhere. We always show up after 2 or 3pm to avoid the crowd and it worked.

Thank hellosfsfsf
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Incredible Han Dynasty Era ancient ruined garrison town which is located about 10km west of Turpan in the Yarnaz valley of the Xinjiang Uyghu cityr Autonomous Region. The city itself is located on a high island (1650m in length by 300m wide at its widest) between two deeply cut river gorges. Between 108 BC to 450 AD the city of... More 

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

It takes some imagination, but the site does capture the feeling of the ancient city well. Signing is clear, information could be a little more in depth. Be sure to take the walk all the way to the edge of the old city beyond the viewing platform.

Thank Cyril C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Disappointed that not more signs in English. Good movie explaining site at entrance. Interesting to walk around the entire compound.

Thank joannpinkowitz
Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is a cool place to visit. It's about 2000 years old and set on a high spot between two rivers which is like an elevated island. The remains are pretty beaten, but it's a beautiful spot to wander around for a couple of hours.

Thank bgroe
Jackson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

As I work in Mongolia on an archaeological project, a trip through Xinjiang to visit sites was long overdue. This and Gaochang are two of the major Silk Road sites and should not be missed. We found that after the viewing platform the gaggles of Chinese tourists were off to the shops and we could go see the rest of... More 

Thank arnels0n
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Very impressive city carved in the mountain, extremely well protected. Night show must be fantastic. We regretted not to stop at the reconstituted house on the way back. We did not know about it

Thank Bernard C

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