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Address: Beishan Mountain, Suburbs, Kuqa County 842000, China
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A surreal Buddhist ruin

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 26, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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102 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Wonderful place, completely under visited, we were mostly alone. Best with a guide, but easy to appreciate even with little information. Built on a grand scale.

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Interesting visit which worth the trip for a 1700 years ild building. Make sure you get a guided visit because without the history and the background explanation the visit may get quite tasteless.

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Kashi, China
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18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016

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. It is 20 k from kucha and take taxi. It is 100 rmb if you... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2015

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 better understanding of the fire/flag information System.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2015

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 the desert landscape without any other tourists there. A must see in Kuqa.

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2015

Subashi is a short (half day at most) trip from Kuqa. The ruins are interesting and made more special by the fantastic mountain backdrop. When we were there we saw only a handful of other people. The entrance fee is cheap (CNY25 pp) but taxi fare needs to be added (we paid CNY100 return trip including waiting time). An enjoyable... More 

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you are a history buff particularly interested in the ancient Silk Road these ruins will demand your attention. There is much to be learned and appreciated from among the ruins.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

Lonely planet seems to mention this as an aside. Well worth the visit, the setting alone means the ruins are juxtaposed quite beautifully.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

An absolutely incredible place. Much much less touristy than other Chinese desert cities like Jiahoe. It's a bit of a one to get to. Kuqa is off the beaten track but is on the main rail line between Kashgar and Urumqi. And then a taxi ride from Kuqa, 25km North-West of Kuqa. But if you do get there you'll have... More 

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