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The Ancient Gaochang City
(Tianshannet) Updated: 2012-April-19 10:17:46


 The Ancient Gaochang City is located about 40 kilometers east of Turban City in Xinjiang Autonomous Region.

The Ancient Gaochang City [aoyou.com] 

- Location: Sanbao Village, Turpan City, Xinjiang Autonomous Region

Located about 40 kilometers east of Turpan City in Xinjiang Autonomous Region, Gaochang (高昌故城) was first built during the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) and then passed through the Han, Wei and Jin dynasties.

The present remains of Gaochang City were built during the Tang Dynasty (618AD-907AD). The outer city was well preserved, which had a wall base 12 meters thick, 11.5 meters high, and a perimeter of 5.4 kilometers. The inner city was built in the center of the outer city, with well-preserved west and south walls. In addition, a small square fortress called Khan Fortress stands in the center of the northern inner city.

Travel tips:

- Hours: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Apr 21 – Oct 20);

               10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Oct 21 – Apr 20);

- Admission: 20 yuan

- Tel: +86-995-8693178/8693176

- How to get there: take a bus from Turpan to Shengjinkou, and then take a taxi to Gaochang

(SOURCES:China.org.cn)Editor: Chengli
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