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Gaochang Ruins

Gaochang Ruins

At the foot of the Flaming Mountain, about 46 kilometers (about 29 miles) southeast of Turpan lying the Gaochang Ruins. The ancient city of Gaochang, and the ancient city of Jiaohe, which both locates nearby by Turpan City, are the best-preserved ruins of the ancient cities in China. Being built ...

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Flaming Mountain

Flaming Mountain

Flaming Mountain was called Red Stone Mountain in ancient times because of its color. It locates at the north fringe of the Turpan Basin. It is about 98 kilometers long from east to west and 6 to 10 kilometers from north to south, and the major peak has an altitude of about 831 meters. That [&hel...

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Sugong Pagoda

Sugong Pagoda

Sugong Pagoda is the trivial name of Emin Pagoda. Among Xinjiang people it is also called Turpan Pagoda. It locates 2km east to Turpan City. In intermediate stage of the Qing Dynasty (1636-1912), Emein Hezhuo, ruler of Turpan area offered the financial support to build the pagoda. Emin Hezuo is a...

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Grape Valley

Grape Valley

Grape Valley locates 11 kilometers northeast to Turpan. The valley lies beneath the Flaming Mountain and is 8 kilometers long from north to south and 2 kilometers wide from east to west. Inside the valley the Brook River, which has the melt snow from Tianshan Mountain as its water source. The val...

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Jiaohe Ancient City

Jiaohe Ancient City

Jiaohe Ruins locates 10 kilometers west of Turpan in a vally with a length of 1,650 meters from east to west and a width of 300 meters at the widest. Jiaohe was the capital of the ancient Cheshi State. An Indian proverb says, 'Intelligence is bound to exist where two rivers meet'. Jiaohe,...

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Karez Wells

Karez Wells

Karez Well system is the pride of Turpan. Along with the Great Wall and Grand Beijing-Hangzhou Canal it is regarded as the three most important achievements of ancient China. At its peak, this irrigation system exceeded 5,000 km (3,106 miles) and was also referred to as 'the Underground Great...

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