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Heicheng Ruins

35 km southeast of Dalaikubu Town, Ejina Qi 735400, China (Formerly Khara Khoto)
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Ejina Qi
4.5 of 5 stars 8 Reviews
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We got to Khara Khoto in late afternoon, after about half an hour drive from Ejina Qi. Although they almost completed a nice entrance to the area, you still have some drive until you get close to the ruins... In the middle of nowhere, surrounded by the desert to which the city surrounded many centuries ago.... Not much left, a... More 

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La Spezia, Italy
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23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Heicheng is the chinese name of Khara Khoto which means "Black city" ,and it lies at the base of Alashan Plateau . Once this was a very important city of the Tangut Empire ( Xia Dinasty ) . After Gengis Khan became a rich mongol trade centre , In 14th century this city was destroyed by Ming's army and it... More 

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