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“Ancient City”

Ancient City of Gaochang (Kharakhoja)
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Ancient City”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

This is just one of Turpans ancient cities. You can do most of it on a donkey cart to save walking. It's interesting and quick.

Visited April 2013
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kuala lumpur
Level 6 Contributor
326 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Boring”
Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

the site is located in some remote area n the nearby village is filthy. Toilets are not usable n there are kids begging for money.
Most of the ancient city is in ruins n very difficult to imagine its original state without proper historical records, pictures or explanations.
Do not waste your time.

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Hong Kong, China
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114 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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“Repetitive if you've seen Jiaohe”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Suggest to choose Jiaohe or Gachang - seeing both can get repetitive. Very little information in English, try getting info prior to arrival that informs you on what you should be looking for.

Visited September 2012
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
79 attraction reviews
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“Donkey cart ride?”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

The site is really big so negotiate the donkey cart ride 50 rmb max. The temple area at the end is worth a look round.

Visited September 2012
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Beijing, China
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Echoes of the past”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

This site is not as popular as the Jiaohe ruins, but somehow they had a greater affect on me, perhaps because they are less well preserved. The scale of these ruins is really impressive, and you really can imagine how grand the city must have been at one point.

I will echo the suggestion to hire a donkey cart, as the ruins are huge and it is extremely hot in Turpan, with the ruins providing very little shade. The donkey cart will stop near the Buddhist temple area and allow you to walk around and explore for awhile before returning to the entrance.

Visited August 2012
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