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Emin Minaret (Su Gong Ta)

Munage Village, Putao Country, Turpan 838000, China
+86 995 868 7555
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  • Average38%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“mosque” (31 reviews)
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Munage Village, Putao Country, Turpan 838000, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This old minaret attached to a mosque is very interesting with carvings on the stone. Its located outside of town but easy to get to.

Thank kathy_rodgers
Reviewed 31 August 2017

The Emin Minaret is the only Islamic tower in China. It is also known as Su Gong Ta. "Ta" means tower in China. It was built by Duke Suleiman to honour his father, Duke Emin who had travelled to Mecca and helped to defeat a...More

Thank jennyMalaysia18
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Tucked in the grape fields just outside of Turpan, this small mosque and minaret is overpriced at 45 Kwai but is, none the less, an exquisite piece of architecture, and when we were there, quiet and relaxing. It is still a place of worship and...More

Thank Hazzz M
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...More

Thank Ida C
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.

Thank jouellet23
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...More

Thank jtaylor946
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

Thank Joseph_Martin111
Reviewed 24 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...More

Thank Zafar Y
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...More

Thank bgroe
Reviewed 11 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.

Thank arnels0n
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