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Cannot go into the Minaret itself, yet the grounds are very relaxing to take a rest if you are visiting during the heat of the day. Can get crowded at times so visit early in the morning or latter in the evening.
We visited this site early in the morning before it was open. We were hoping to see the Emin Minaret and Mansion of the Turpan Prefect. We had to settle for taking photos of the exterior of the buildings and the minaret. The minaret is...More
We visited this site recently which was built in 1777/8 to honour General Emin Hoja. This splendid structure is apparently the tallest minaret in China. It is decorated with a mix of floral and geometrical patterns which are very ornate in the sun and reminiscent...More
The Emin Minaret is one of the newer works of Islamic architecture to have been constructed in China, dating back to just 1778. Unlike places such as the Great Mosque of Xi'an, which feature a dizzying amalgamation of traditional Han Chinese and Islamic styles of...More
Walking distance from any hotel in Turpan, if you don't mind a walk! Close to the Silk Road Lodge (10 minute walk?) and about 30-40 minute walk from hotels in the centre of Turpan. Be sure to also visit the mansion/palace beside the Minaret, very...More
It is tall and well preserved, with interesting geometric designs in the brickwork. You cannot climb the tower either. There is a mural in relief around the base of the platform on which the complex stands; interestingly enough for an Islamic place, it shows human...More