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Ancient City of Gaochang (Kharakhoja), Turpan

Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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2.9/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web
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  • This and Jiaohe, as I noted in that review, are significant ancient city sites on the old Silk Road. Serving for several dynasties as the Uigher kingdom capital, Goachang was razed unfortunately by th...  read more »
  • Impressive by the size of this ancient city. Visit to do despite the fact that few buildings still in condition.
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  • The site is quiet, which is not surprising given the price: 70Rmb per person, including children (without possible negotiation despite the discussion in Chinese) I spend 35rmb per person to run the course of 5 kms in electric car, that we did not. The visit of the ruins is expensive and therefore does not deserve the detour. Do only if included in a group ticket.
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  • Can rental the tour car to go around
  • Ancient city of Gaochang was at Western Dharma Xuan Zang's departure and arrival points. When you started in 630 Xuan Zang, and welcomed by the sentence, and existed in the castle of 50-odd temples wrote in the Datang Xiyu Chronicles. During then, 640, Xuanzang must have resulted in India played better after the ancient city of Gaochang was later ruined already. As a result, the Datang Xiyu Chronicle wrote "ancient city of Gaochang their homelands".
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