Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto), Turpan

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. Put Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto) at the forefront of your travel plans using our Turpan travel route builder app .
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  • This site visit takes about 1 hour. Take a bottle of water with you because the visit is mainly without shadow. Nice site with this very clever military architecture on a strategic site of the Silk Road. Interesting beauty is the large pagoda where there's still a few headless Buddha statues.
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  • This is a World Heritage site of the lost Kingdom of Yar. The religion also deserted after the Kingdom diminished. This is a historic site to witness the religion changes from Buddhism to Islamic. Wal...  more »
  • This place is a relatively well preserved city of 7,000 inhabitants over 2000 years ago. Whilst the area is not large, to explore the entire area properly will take over 2 hours. At the entrance, you ...  more »
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  • The remains of an ancient city, carved out of a piece of "mud", in the middle or the meeting of 2 rivers. They made homes, with rooms and kitchen etc out of this little piece of land, built centuries ago. Its slowly being eroded by the weather. A thunder storm could have possibly washed the city away, but it has remained standing. Nature and man make wonders!
  • 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 :-)
  • 交河故城位於河中沙洲地上,易守難攻,是以前車師國國都,以減土法向下挖土建築城市,以中央大道和東西到大道縱橫全城,古蹟毀損嚴重,雖有寺院區,官署區,院落區等標示,不過若無導覽解說,仍然是一頭霧水,這是最大的不便.
  • Charming the global vision of the site the site is vast and is in a nice location. Sin is not much left of the structures of the individual houses and temples. Careful to hot, definitely worth visiting in the cool morning hours because there is a lot of walking and everything under the Sun.
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