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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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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
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 guide and ask them to go with you that would work.