Ancient City of Gaochang (Kharakhoja), Turpan

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  • The site is enormous and it would be best to visit with a guide. While there is a lot of destruction it is mind boggling to envision what this place actually looked like. A wonderful place to see.  more »
  • 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 »
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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 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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