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Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto)

Jianggelemaisi Village, Ya'er Country, Turpan 838000, China
+86 995 866 7154
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Jianggelemaisi Village, Ya'er Country, Turpan 838000, China
+86 995 866 7154

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Height and water. Visiting Jiaohe proves an excellent lesson and appreciation for the Silk Road. It's a strenuous climb up to the ruins and the observation points, especially in the heat. But worth it. Other reviews give the details and history, no need to repeat....More

Thank WagnersParsifal
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Jiaohe is like an island sity surrounded by two rivers, contributing to a very special climate. It's incredibly hot when walking the ruins themselves as there are no trees, but driving around below the ruins next to the flowing rivers gives a feeling of a...More

Thank Christo02
Reviewed 17 June 2017

The Jiaohe Ruins is a Chinese archaeological site found in the Yarnaz Valley, 10 km west of the city of Turpan in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. It is a natural fortress located atop a steep cliff on a leaf-shaped plateau between two deep river valleys....More

Thank Lawrence S
Reviewed 9 June 2017

It is an ancient city that used to house 30000 people. It was long abandoned but you can see it was large and well preserved.

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Go during the evening -- the weather is unbearably hot. Seeing how people lived in this remote corner of the world gives you an appreciation of the resiliency of mankind.

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We went on a guided tour of the Ancient City of Jiaohe when we were in Turpan about a week ago and it was amazing. I don’t know that amazing is even a big enough descriptor word but it was remarkable and like nothing I...More

Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

If you come to Turpan, you have to visit this. Of course, very little remains from the old city, but the landscape is quite fantastic. And as other travelers also experienced, you can dream, and imagine how it was at the great time of the...More

Thank ValerieM7651
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Not what I was expecting, it feels like a place more likely to appear in Iraq than in China. Though it's hard for international tourists as of now, the signs aren't horrendous but for these places detailed history is a must to fully appreciate. Also,...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This world heritage site is on a rock 'island' with sheer cliffs and, despite being described as mud brick is more 'hewn'. The streets were excavated into the rock as were the buildings and you can still walk down the ravine like streets at one...More

Thank 415katew
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Though not as big as Gao Chang, this Ancient city is more preserved. You can still clearly see the residential areas, the palace, temples, watchtowers and city walls. Lots of history on how the ancient civilisations thrives. Best to hire a guide though as there...More

Thank xally85
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