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“Interesting place to visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Uygur Ancient Village

Uygur Ancient Village
Ya'er'guole Village, Ya'er Country, Turpan 838000, China
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Ranked #8 of 22 Attractions in Turpan
3.5 of 5 stars 7 Reviews
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Cultural
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Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Interesting place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

One of my highlights visiting this adobe village. We were able to take our time wandering around and observing the people. So lucky to be there while the midday call prayer and saw the men wandering into the mosque. Very authentic and atsmospheric.

Visited April 2014
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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“What's the attraction?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

This is just a simple village that happens to be populated by non-Han Chinese. Most of the local guides will charge you extra to see it as it is about five minutes driving beyond their usual route, the "Big Eight". Give it a miss. You will see the same visuals just getting outside Turpan in any direction.

Visited June 2013
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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“Not tuyu valley or turok village”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

The official tourist urgur ancient village near Jiaohe is a modern replica village. The map attached is correct but the English reviews are actually referring to Tuyu valley scenic spot that includes turok village east of the flaming mountain, my review there. The pictures and Chinese review are correct. Here it is the usual wax models and scenes but quite informative. Worth stopping if you have the time on the way back from Jiaohe and you are interested in Urgur history but ancient village it is not!

Visited October 2012
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Tienen, Belgium
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“not yet spoiled by tourism”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

not yet spoiled by tourism but you need to hurry because the first signs are there. This village gives an authentic idea of the average life of the people in that area. Very nice and peaceful.

Visited July 2012
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