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Jiaohe Ruins

 Turpan Attractions

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Introduction to Jiaohe Ruins (交河故城)

The Jiaohe Ruins, is 10km west of Turpan and on top of a 30m high cliff. It is surrounded by water. The shape of the ruins is like the shape of a willow leaf. It is around 1650m from south to north, and a width of 300m. It used to be the capital of the cheshibu kingdom, built earlier than the Qing dynasty, date back 2000-2300 years ago. The Cheshi People is also known as Gushi, they are the earliest people to settle here, the buildings are unique and interesting, it is the oldest, the biggest and the most well preserved mud building city in the world. The ruin has a road in the middle which divides the ruin into the eastern district and the western district.

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Turpan, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China

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Main Sights

Jiaohe Ruins

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Travel Information

Admission for Jiaohe Ruins: 40 Yuan

Opening Hours: 9:00AM - 6:00PM

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1. There are many special-line buses available from the downtown Turpan to Jiaohe Ruins.

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Travel Tips 

1. The best time to visit there is from March to May and from September to November.

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

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