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Emin Minaret (Su Gong Ta)

Munage Village, Putao Country, Turpan 838000, China
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good40%
  • Average36%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“mosque” (29 reviews)
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Munage Village, Putao Country, Turpan 838000, China
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Not a lot to see in Emin Minaret but a great landmark of education and religion in Turpan. The architect who built the Emin Minaret was commissioned from Kashgar and it was his first and last solo project. Our guide said since a lot of...More

Thank Ida C
Reviewed 29 March 2017

A very good example of Islamic architecture. Very peaceful, and very friendly people around it. Again not very kitschy or touristy which is a really nice change.

Thank jouellet23
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We visited Su Gong Ta as part of a 5 day tour of Xinjiang. The tower was spectacular and it was great to see it up close. It was also nice to walk around the mosque, although it is a very simple building. There is...More

Thank jtaylor946
Reviewed 25 December 2016

this sights is the zero sea level and it is really hot in summer, not far from the city. suugest sop over for 40 minutes

Thank Joseph_Martin111
Reviewed 23 October 2016

There was no public transport found to this site from Turpan city center. Already my directions got mixed up due to the continued road works everywhere in the city. It was a nice small town without so much development. Donkey carts are no longer available...More

Thank Zafar Y
Reviewed 11 October 2016

It is sad to see an attraction built hundreds of years ago accompanied by such ill-maintained surroundings. The tower is very nice looking and its adjacent building (what you can see of it) is interesting. However, the gardens around it are destitute and in a...More

Thank bgroe
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is a beautiful example of brickwork and design. Unfortunately for the architect, the Tang Governor threw him out of the tower when it was finished to prevent him from building another one in Urumqi.

Thank arnels0n
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This mosque offers a very interesting architectural view from the outside with it's distinct tower. The tower and main building is built from mud bricks. You're allowed to step just inside the main hall, but there's nothing to see. Worth a visit for the distinct...More

Thank mysurp
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Nearly nothing is visitable, neither the minaret not the top of the mosque, knowing that usually mosques of north Xinjiang are not very developed in term of wood carving, the visit overall become a bit tasteless.

Thank hamelinp1972
Reviewed 1 August 2016

I had been looking at minarets for 16 days at this stGe so I didn't gasp with surprise ! It is well presented and highlights how much this area is part of Central Asia.

Thank 197maturetraveller
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