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    Hillfort Jiaohe

    • Turpan Shi, China
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    • The largest and oldest in the world well preserved fort. Its total area is 430,000 square meters. m. Two rivers that limit the city from the east and west on the map makes it look like a piece of willow.

      Jiaohe, built over 3000 years ago, is the oldest city in the Turpan Depression. But now the city is fully populated. Residents left him at the end of the XIII century, when it was destroyed by a big fight.

      In its heyday Jiaohe was a major outpost in the area and its eastern gate relatively well preserved corner watchtowers, collateral, custody and basements.

      Also among the ruins of the building can be found, when they were objects of worship. For example, at the end of the main street is a large Buddhist temple complex. Its walls have been preserved virtually intact. There is a large facade yard, and behind him - Buddhist pavilions with altars. On the east and west rows are living quarters for monks.

      Jiaohe ruins of great interest of archaeologists and historians who come here to find out what secrets hide these ruins. Not less attractive for tourists and Jiaohe.

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