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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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  • We were first ushered into a hall area where a film introducing the brief history of Jiaohe is shown. Basically it’s a fortress created for military defence, located on a leaf-shaped plateau on a clif...  more »
  • This was part of a 5 day tour of Xinjiang. This site dates back to the Han dynasty and it is very well preserved. We spent a couple of hours walking around here, although it was a very hot day so some...  more »
  • you should not miss Jiaohe when you are in Turpan. it is good we visited turpan in October, as our driver Tomur said, it is extremely hot in summer and only possible to visit morning and evenings 
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  • 此處景點非常用心經營, 規劃及說明都很詳細, 交河故城具有歷史的意義及價值, 值得一遊
  • 規劃良好 值得一遊
  • 環境整理的很好,解說就要靠導遊,因為說明資料很少