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Uygur Ancient Village

Ya'er'guole Village, Ya'er Country, Turpan 838000, China
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Toyuk village - friendly faces, fruit and rural life

Very quiet and out of the way, this little village is full of lovely friendly people who are happy... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
Suzhou, China
via mobile
Tuyuk, Toyuk or Toyok!?

It doesn't matter how it is supposed to be spelt, it was a wonderful walk about to discover local... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Quebec City, Canada
via mobile
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  • Average23%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible3%
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Ya'er'guole Village, Ya'er Country, Turpan 838000, China

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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Very quiet and out of the way, this little village is full of lovely friendly people who are happy to say hello as they go about their day. We were invited into a home and had a feast of grapes and watermelon by the kindest...More

1  Thank bean802
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

It doesn't matter how it is supposed to be spelt, it was a wonderful walk about to discover local culture, old buildings, deserted areas, beautiful cemeteries and grape vineyard. Get lost but try to be safe.

1  Thank TOsunnyfirst
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Almost no visitors, the village invites a very authentic flair of Uyghur village life. People are incredibly friendly (as in all of Turpan). With Turpan being a fairly small place, this village can be easily packed into the two day tour with a driver. Would...More

1  Thank Christo02
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Save a couple of hours to wander through this ancient village. not too many people live here, but the architecture is wonderful. You can also treat yourself to a Uyguhr lunch served in a cool patio which shades you from the noon day sun.

2  Thank Jim B
Reviewed 2 June 2017

The Uygur Ancient Village has an interesting past and is neat to walk around for an hour or less to see it but there is not a lot there really beyond what you see. The remaining architecture is beautiful in a haunted way and neat...More

2  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

I visited this village with my guide. We had a good walk in the village, which allowed to discover very typical places. Then the guide took me to a farm where the family welcomes tourists for a ouïgour lunch. It has been a fantastic moment....More

2  Thank ValerieM7651
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Toyuk means dangerous. The village is called dangerous because it is at the foot of a mountain and when it rains, the village could get flooded. Even though there was not a lot to see in the village, we enjoyed walking around to see the...More

3  Thank Ida C
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The village is very ruined and there is trash everywhere. It was interesting to see the ancient village, but there were barely any people living there and there really isn't so much to see.

2  Thank jtaylor946
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Pure sight seeing area, wear good walking shoes and make sure your camera is prepared for a work out, choose your day carefully and bring your own food and water

Thank Mem A
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is a small village inhabited by Uyghurs. When we visited almost half the village had been destroyed by water flooding. the local Buddha caves were closed to visitors. It has some old mud brick buildings, but it doesn't offer anything you can't see in...More

Thank mysurp
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