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Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto), Turpan
Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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This is a cool place to visit. It's about 2000 years old and set on a high spot between two rivers which is like an elevated island. The remains are pretty beaten, but it's a beautiful spot to wander ... read more »
As I work in Mongolia on an archaeological project, a trip through Xinjiang to visit sites was long overdue. This and Gaochang are two of the major Silk Road sites and should not be missed. We found t... read more »
Very impressive city carved in the mountain, extremely well protected. Night show must be fantastic. We regretted not to stop at the reconstituted house on the way back. We did not know about it
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