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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  • It is a city built on a rocsa area and limestone ruins between two rivers; excavated from the bottom of the rivers by the rock until you get to the top or last surface limestone that served as a roof, is very interesting this way build, to take shelter from the rigors of the weather as well as the use of nature and n its original form to inhabit a space.
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  • These ancient ruins are set in a parched desert landscape and show the layout of a village of 6,000 inhabitants in 200AD when the area was still Buddhist. An interesting wander through well maintained...  more »
  • This site is a well preserved ancient city and should not be missed. It is helpful to have a guide who can explain what you are looking at.  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 :-)
  • 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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  • Mating Cheng: A car teacher in the former country, is the only one in China to retain the Hans's heritage, located in the outskirts of Tuvalu, surrounded by cliff shore wall, the form of adventure, easy to build, was built in the 2 century BC, destroyed in the 14th century.
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