Sights of China in the Tourist’s fan: Imine minaret
When your travel to China will lead you to local sights, it is necessary to begin with a minaret of the Imine of the XVIII century (CNY 20), located everything in 2 km to the southeast from the city. You will reach it approximately for half an hour, moving on the East on the road, the continuing Tszefantsza (Jiefang Jie). Unlike ordinary examples of Islamic architecture, this minaret – very moderate on style, a little stocky and thickset. It is constructed of the coffee brick burnt on the sun which has been laid out by different patterns. The tower of a minaret rising to the sky on 40 metres and, topped round navershiy, adjoins a mosque with interesting, trellised, the arch. To examine a complex it is possible, without coming in buildings. But if you decide to rise by a minaret or to come into a mosque, remarkable views of a green oasis before a complex and towering on the horizon snow-covered Tien Shan behind will be an award to you – whether many sights of China can serve as so charming observation deck?
Architecture of Old China: Цзяохэ and other ancient cities near the Tourist’s fan
Approximately in 11 km to the West from the Tourist’s fan there are ruins of the city of Tszyaokhe (CNY 30; index in English). If your trip to China without the aid of others is organised, move there on are great even in hot day. In an extent actually all history Tszyaokhe taking an advantageous defensive position at top of a plateau in extent in 2 km, with abrupt slopes and protected by 2 sleeves of the rough small river, was under Gaochan’s control. In the VIII century it was a regional administrative centre. Against other old cities on the Great Silk way the architecture of Old China and specifically Tszyaokhe is allocated with that its planning still is correctly traced, and the most part of its starenky structures are not razed to the ground: their decayed, removed cob walls with firmness resist relentless time and allow to present, as bolshushchy and powerful this city was no time. The Buddhism in Ancient China has been so esteemed that as well as in Gaochen, as the centre of Tszyaokhe the Buddhist monastery acted: its base – on 50 m from each party – has remained to this day. One more respective feature of Tszyaokhe – existence of starenky wells, still high waters. The culture of Old China left traces and on the submultiple suburb of the city where the basis of the old tower built over the river about 360 g has remained.
Chinese parks: an ethnic complex near the Tourist’s fan
On the way back from Tszyaokhe drivers of minibuses usually stop about system of water supply and an irrigation, called кяриз (CNY 20). This, undoubtedly, very interesting complex – rare Chinese parks are turned at present in ethnic where it is frequent, maybe, for a justification of a high entrance fee, concerts of Uigur dance are given. The base of irrigating system is made by natural underground channels. On them water from a source (in this case, from glaciers Tian-Shanya) is flown down in strategically located wells from which arrives to the small superficial canals which are running up on the city. Similar systems of water supply provided life in many cities of the Great Silk way, including and that are located much more to the west, and is concrete on the district of modern Iran. In Xinjiang similar systems still are actively used – at you one possibility will be not to behold them in operation gratuitously when your trip to China will proceed travel to Kashgar.
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