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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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  • Definitely raw and one of a kind! Great history too. I think it's better to have a guide when you go through the ruins so that you get to understand a lot about the civilization of the Uyghurs who liv...  more »
  • One of the world's architectural wonders in west of Turpan. The Ancient City of Jiaohe was built with rammed earth and bricks 2300 years ago. Most of the construction is ruined and only left the found...  more »
  • A must see if you visit Turpan. This site was really magnificent, well preserved and well presented. Also not overly touristy, didnt feel like I was being presented with a fake tourist site.  more »
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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