2017
04.26

GAOCHANG

ET WITH TANDEM AT GAOCHANG

SYNOPSIS:  MORE EXPLORATION WITH THE UIGHUR-MAN FROM URUMQI.  A FEW TOMBS, A FEW MUMMIES,  AND A DANCE IN THE PARK.

There was still time to see yet another ancient adobe city. It is located much farther than Jiaohe;  46km southeast of Turfan.   Like Jiaohe, it was founded in the 2nd century BC as a Chinese city.  It is located in the plains.   No natural protection is available and so, contrary to Jiaohe, it was fully walled in.  Xuanzang, a famous Buddhist monk, visited here in 7th century teaching Buddhism.VIEW PHOTOS AND READ THE WHOLE STORY