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Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto), Turpan

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Discover one of the world's hidden wonders at Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto), a 2,300-year-old strategic fortress that stands as the best-preserved earthen city in the world today. Walk the enormous area of 220,000 sq m (2,368,168 sq ft) to unravel the history of the former Cheshi State capital. Stroll down the ancient main street, which separated the city into three parts (commoners, aristocrats, and clergy) to reach the Buddhist temple. Along the way, you can recognize the common households, which were low buildings, while the buildings for the wealthy stood high.The site can get very hot, so don't forget to bring sunscreen and wear appropriate clothing. To visit Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto) and get the most from your holiday in Turpan, create itinerary details personal to you using our Turpan travel itinerary maker.
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  • It is an ancient city that used to house 30000 people. It was long abandoned but you can see it was large and well preserved.  more »
  • Go during the evening -- the weather is unbearably hot. Seeing how people lived in this remote corner of the world gives you an appreciation of the resiliency of mankind.  more »
  • We went on a guided tour of the Ancient City of Jiaohe when we were in Turpan about a week ago and it was amazing. I don’t know that amazing is even a big enough descriptor word but it was remarkable ...  more »
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  • Not much to see, but much to learn, for girls can dress up as local and get photo shoot
  • Definitey the place to feel Indiana Jones :-)
  • 見證歷史的變遷,人文景觀豐富,故事動人心弦。
  • 無人古城一座,冬天去的時候也不太冷
  • There were no amenities. Managers this guide was more than scary guards
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