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Sugong Pagoda

 Turpan Attractions

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Introduction to Sugong Pagoda (苏公塔)

The Sugong Pagoda is also known as the Emin Pagoda or Turpan Pagoda, it is located 2 km southeast of Turpan on an open field. The pagoda is a round cone shaped tower built with a grayish yellow brick, the tower is simple yet clean. There are 14 different shapes around this cone shaped structure, very attractive. The inside of the tower is more fascinating, as there is no beam supporting the tower it self, instead there is a 72 step spiral staircase acting as its support, it does not just support the tower it self, but also enables people to climb the pagoda. This is under the condition of the lack of wood materials, the engineers of Turpan’s creation of a structure filled with Islamic style. 

Under the tower is a mosque which is still in use at present. It is large and hollow and is a place with many unique details. It has a ceremony hall which can hold more than thousands of people, and arc roof, beautiful, horse shoe shaped peak. Many art works on the wall, and narrow corridors. Islamic style of architecture is shown everywhere. At the base of the pagoda there is a monument recording the originality of the pagoda.

   
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Location

In a southeast suburb, about 2 kilometers away from Turpan City, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China

   
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Main Sights

Sugong Pagoda

   
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Travel Information

Admission for Sugong Pagoda: 40 Yuan

Opening Hours: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM (May 1 - October 7), 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM (October 8 - next year April 30).

   
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Transportation 

1. Visitors can take public bus No.102, whose last stop is Sugong Pagoda. The bus is available from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

2. Visitors can also take a taxi from the downtown Turpan, which costs around 20 Yuan.

3. Apart from public transportation such as public bus, visitors can also hire private drivers to take you on a tailor-made sightseeing tour to Sugong Pagoda or around the Turpan Region. This in most cases costs about 200 to 250 Yuan for a day.

   
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Travel Tips 

1. The best time to visit there is in spring and summer for the mild temperature and beautiful scenery.

2. Recommended duration for a visit is about 4 hours.


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