Ancient City of Gaochang (Kharakhoja), Turpan

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  • The site is huge and even taking a mini bus around wasn't enough time. It's all ruins with most of the city totally flattened because of the cultural revolution but the sizes of the ruined buildings a...  more »
  • We visited these ruins a couple weeks after the Chinese national holiday and the day after we saw Jiaohe. Compared to Jioahe, there is a lot more destruction, and more imagination required. There is a...  more »
  • It had three sets of walls still standing as well as many buildings. It was too big to convey in single photos. It was so immense that they provided a little shuttle bus to take us to the ruins and ar...  more »
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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 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 lively, she 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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