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We were the only group visiting on a sunny afternoon. Ruins set against a majestic backdrop. The full site is big but only a small area is open to visitors. As it was previously abused by tourists, now tourists are confined to boardwalk. Still conjures...More
We visited on our own and pretty much had it to ourselves. There's not a lot to see, but it's impressive that there after still some walls and a stupa standing. The landscape is very barren, which must have made for tough living.
After visiting Jiaohe in Turpan, these ruins were not so impressive. Still very old and interesting. I wish there had been more to explain what we were looking at and maybe some drawings or depictions of the complex that was built there, the people that...More
I learned the history of the temple site as a "women kingdom", but there is no local
guide at the site. So we just walked around the area, with only minimal explanation, so we didn't enjoy much. I am sure it will be very interesting...More
Always good to visit this place afternoon to prevent yourself from the sun and also sunblock to protect your skin from sun burn. Take enough water to drink and this place is good to meditate and enjoy the peace to calming down your tired nerve....More
In 1 day: Interesting drive / landscape, cliffs and stoneshapes / from Subashi to Kizil Grottoes. Kizil: english speaking guide but information was quite poor. Only 6 caves to visite and no possibility to pay for special caves. + Kizilgaya Beacon Tower to get a...More
This site is definitely worth the trip. Only the West Temple site is open, as research is still being conducted at the larger East Temple. The West Temple is stunning and under-visited. We were alone and able to appreciate the ruins against the backdrop of...More