Ancient City of Gaochang (Kharakhoja), Turpan

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  • July 12, 2017
    Without a guide, one would be clueless, as not much detailed information was provided on site, not even in the display area at the entrance. Should visit the Turpan museum before coming here, in order...  more »
  • June 14, 2017
    The "ghost town" of Gaochang (Kharakhoja), the first century BC, is located 45kms Southeast of Turpan, in the Taklimakan desert. The city was the political and cultural center in Northwestern China for more than 1,500 years, in the period between the Han dynasty and the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). It is a world heritage site. I visited it on a very hot day, but that factor was reduced with the use of a small open cars that transport visitors through the city in ruins.
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  • June 9, 2017
    Ancient castle's ruins. Entrance gate really is the new building of tourism made the admission of wide ruins continue in cart costs extra money. Kinda touristy and too much is the impression that's for sure.
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  • December 28, 2015
    Can rental the tour car to go around
  • March 15, 2017
    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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