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“A nice yet empty shell”

Emin Minaret (Su Gong Ta)
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

The place seems a little overrated (and does not justify the dozens of tourist shops and infracstructure built around it) but is worth seeing from the outside at least. Architecturally speaking, the minaret is a marvel, but you won't see more if you take a closer look as it is not possible to go inside it or climb.

Thank ramdam75
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

The minaret and the mosque are just lovely and very photogenic. Go early in the morning so you can beat the tour bus hordes and get some good pictures of the minaret in good light without loads of other people in the frame.

Thank JessLWang
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

A relatively modern mosque attached to a tall minaret made from local mud bricks. Amazing it still stands, as it leans, and is held together by strapping. needless to say you cannot go up any more. Built to honour a local Khogan (king) who was friendly to the Chinese emperors and supported their efforts in East Xinjiang.

Also on site is a local mansion house/castle - but not as old as it is made out to be apparently!

Thank suriChristchurch
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

Just have a look from outside and don't pay to enter the site because only the outside tower is wort seeing and also somewhat of historical importance

Thank benquintens
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Reviewed May 6, 2012

Not much to see here. Worth a look though. The design of the minaret is pretty.

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