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Huiyuan Ancient City

 Yining Attractions

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Introduction to Huiyuan Ancient City (慧远古城)

Yili was the important passage from Xinjiang to Central Asia. In order to strengthen the control in Qing Dynasty, Emperor Qianlong setted Yili General here. Then built Huiyuan Ancient City here.The Huiyuan Ancient City is the historical city of Xinjiang, it was the political, military, economic and cultural center in the ancient time. 

Attractions inside Huiyuan Ancient City include Huiyuan Drum and Bell Towers, Ili's General Mansion, Huiyuan Confucious Temple, and a number of temples. The Drum and Bell Towers is located in the centre of Huiyuan Town. It was built in Qing Dynasty to indicate time, disseminate information and inspect army. In 2012, the towers became a national key cultural relic protection unit.

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Huocheng county,  Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region

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Main Sights

Huiyuan Drum and Bell Towers, Ili's General Mansion, Huiyuan Confucius Temple

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Travel Information

Entrance ticket: CNY80

Toursit vehicle: CNY60

Opening Hours: 9:30AM - 7:30PM

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Visitors are suggested to take a frequent bus to Huoyuan County from Yining city, then hire a car to the attraction which costs around CNY100.


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Travel Tips 

1.Best time to visit: June to October.

2. Recommeded length of visit: 4-5 hours.

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