Ancient City of Gaochang (Kharakhoja), Turpan

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  • This very important city for Chinese Buddhism has hosted the monk who has unified Buddhism in China and the Japan. City founded in the dynasty Han and reached its peak in the Tang dynasty. That put damage apart from the wall there are only ruins
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  • You can choose either jiaoher or gaochang. They are quite the same. Just pick one place. The site was the ancient city. I spent 2 hr here. Take the shuttle service as the place was quite big. You are ...  more »
  • Built in the 1st century BC, this site was an important resting ground / transportation hub along the silk road. During the Han Dynasty, the city was used as a garrison for Chinese soldiers and you co...  more »
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  • Can rental the tour car to go around
  • Admission, 70 Yuan, tour vehicle and 35 Yuan. Nice guide was the Guide. Could you explain in simple English. It is a pleasant place. The facility is beautiful. Shop, juice is 10 Yuan. Water is 5 Yuan.  Too high. There are separate from the luxury hotel.
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  • Gaochang (Chinese: 高昌; pinyin: Gao Chang), also known as Qara-hoja or Kara-Khoja (قاراھوجا in Uyghur), located 45 km to the South is of Turfan, on the north shore of the Takamaklan desert, was founded in the 1st century BC B.C., during the dynasty Han.Ville animated, she et was a major step for the caravan traders. A large Chinese community has lived in Gaochang between the beginning of the 5th century and the year 640, date of the conquest of the city by the Tang dynasty. Gaochang was the largest city in Xinjiang. 850 in 1283, it was the prosperous capital of the Uighur Kingdom old. Mongols and Uighurs began to convert to islam and destroyed works of art and manuscripts that they had found there, fearing being accused of idolatry. The walls in Earth (12 m thick, 11 m in height), with 9 doors, make a square of 5 km long.
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