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Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto), Turpan
(4.4/5 based on 140 reviews on the web)
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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This place is really cool. Highly recommended. It will take around 1-2 hours at this place. We went after 2pm and it's not crowded at all. One problem traveling in China is that it's packed everywhere...  more »
  • Incredible Han Dynasty Era ancient ruined garrison town which is located about 10km west of Turpan in the Yarnaz valley of the Xinjiang Uyghu cityr Autonomous Region. The city itself is located on a h...  more »
  • It takes some imagination, but the site does capture the feeling of the ancient city well. Signing is clear, information could be a little more in depth. Be sure to take the walk all the way to the ed...  more »
Google
  • 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