We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Uygur Ancient Village

Ya'er'guole Village, Ya'er Country, Turpan 838000, China
Review Highlights
Old village feel

We went during the low season so everything was closed. We ate at a family run pseudo... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
Bacolod, Philippines
Toyuk village - friendly faces, fruit and rural life

Very quiet and out of the way, this little village is full of lovely friendly people who are happy... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
Suzhou, China
via mobile
Read all 27 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good39%
  • Average22%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“rural life” (2 reviews)
“noodles” (3 reviews)
“live here” (2 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Ya'er'guole Village, Ya'er Country, Turpan 838000, China

Similar Things to Do in Turpan

Write a ReviewReviews (27)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 19 reviews

Reviewed 6 November 2017

We went during the low season so everything was closed. We ate at a family run pseudo restaurant. No menu really. They just served us handpulled noodles with a vegetable mix as topping. Very fresh. We were also served their own raisins and some bread...More

Thank wt1986
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Very quiet and out of the way, this little village is full of lovely friendly people who are happy to say hello as they go about their day. We were invited into a home and had a feast of grapes and watermelon by the kindest...More

1  Thank bean802
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

It doesn't matter how it is supposed to be spelt, it was a wonderful walk about to discover local culture, old buildings, deserted areas, beautiful cemeteries and grape vineyard. Get lost but try to be safe.

1  Thank TOsunnyfirst
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Almost no visitors, the village invites a very authentic flair of Uyghur village life. People are incredibly friendly (as in all of Turpan). With Turpan being a fairly small place, this village can be easily packed into the two day tour with a driver. Would...More

1  Thank Christo02
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Save a couple of hours to wander through this ancient village. not too many people live here, but the architecture is wonderful. You can also treat yourself to a Uyguhr lunch served in a cool patio which shades you from the noon day sun.

2  Thank Jim B
Reviewed 3 June 2017

The Uygur Ancient Village has an interesting past and is neat to walk around for an hour or less to see it but there is not a lot there really beyond what you see. The remaining architecture is beautiful in a haunted way and neat...More

2  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

I visited this village with my guide. We had a good walk in the village, which allowed to discover very typical places. Then the guide took me to a farm where the family welcomes tourists for a ouïgour lunch. It has been a fantastic moment....More

2  Thank ValerieM7651
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Toyuk means dangerous. The village is called dangerous because it is at the foot of a mountain and when it rains, the village could get flooded. Even though there was not a lot to see in the village, we enjoyed walking around to see the...More

3  Thank Ida C
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The village is very ruined and there is trash everywhere. It was interesting to see the ancient village, but there were barely any people living there and there really isn't so much to see.

2  Thank jtaylor946
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Pure sight seeing area, wear good walking shoes and make sure your camera is prepared for a work out, choose your day carefully and bring your own food and water

Thank Mem A
Nearby HotelsSee all 46 hotels in Turpan
Silk Road Lodges - The Vines
68 reviews
40.43 km away
Huozhou Hotel
48 reviews
41.79 km away
Tuha Petroleum Hotel
68 reviews
42.05 km away
Hongfu Yiyan Hotel
1 review
42.14 km away
Nearby Restaurants
5 reviews
40.91 km away
Guli Orchard Restaurant
3 reviews
41.22 km away
Xiao WanJia LaZiJi
1 review
43.28 km away
Nearby Attractions
Kumtag Desert
12 reviews
41.90 km away
Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto)
179 reviews
52.27 km away
Tuyugou Canyon Folk Culture Tourist Area
9 reviews
.18 km away
Turpan Museum
84 reviews
42.03 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Uygur Ancient Village staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines