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Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto)

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Jianggelemaisi Village, Ya'er Country, Turpan 838000, China
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All reviews ancient city silk road an umbrella shuttle bus ancient walls desert landscape high cliffs english subtitles guided tour buddhist temple couple of hours world heritage site thousand years early in the morning live here understand why worth a visit
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an important part of ancient Silk Road, but there is nothing much to see in this ruin now. The video clip at the entrance explained the history of this place.

Thank Tan_WeeKee
Reviewed 1 week ago

Where else can one get such a spectacular retro-view of the 13th Century havoc Genghis Khan wrought in his victorious path along the Silk Road? To visit Jiaohe is to behold the ruins he left behind, 800 years later. In this parched desert setting be...More

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Huge ruins on top of a mountain and its really spectacular that they found this. You have to do the tour bus option or else its too much walking. Also really significant history of how the uighur and Qing dynasty lived in harmony. We were...More

Thank mohomed28
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking here in the evening just before the sun sets, with less crowds, was a good experience. The area is well-kept and pleasant to explore. At the top, there is a breathtaking view of the valley. Just standing with the cold wind blowing is so...More

Thank LLS0811
Reviewed 1 September 2018

This abandoned town is well worth visiting, especially if you have any interest in ancient Buddhist monuments - the grand temple still has the remains of a couple of Buddha statues. It was very hot, 45 degrees in the middle of the day.

Thank CatherineABC
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Summer here gets incredibly hot. We were almost burning up walking the city. However, the city itself is amazing. The area is very interesting.

Thank annaishappy
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

This city was destroyed by monguls over 800 years ago. It requires some (perhaps too much) imagination to go back to those days. There is little detail that convinces one about the purported details of the city. If you go in summer, go early. It...More

Thank Lankylee
Reviewed 17 July 2018

We arrived at 4:30pm and spent three hours. The heat radiating from the stone is hard to describe. You could cook an egg on the stone walkway . We brought four bottles of water and that was not enough. We were always looking for what...More

Thank T S
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

This is an UNESCO heritage place. It is worth a visit to understand why this is the case. In addition, unlike any places, there is no city walls. The video will explain tjis to you. However the video is in Mandarin with clear Chinese subtitles....More

Thank EastmeetsWestAB
Reviewed 12 June 2018

The idea of what this is is mind boggling. beautiful stark landscape. What this was hundreds of years ago stimulates the imagination.

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Response from kathy_rodgers | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure about English speaking guides there as we walked around ourselves. We had a day tour that included the ancient city but the guide dropped us in the car park and we were on our own. I guess if you book a tour... More