The Emin Minaret is beautiful - but there’s not much to see and it’s out of the way from many of the other points of interest. It doesn’t take long for the visit.
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The dominating minaret and its delicate brickwork is the star of this site. However, another interesting feature is a pointed arch mihrab which faces the direction of Mecca. It is framed by a series of pointed arch doorways that are very distinctive. Very different from...More
This small minaret and mosque on the outskirts of Turpan is decorated with intricate and varied patterns, making it well worth a short visit. The driver we had hired for the day took us here after the Karez Museum and then dropped us at the...More
This minaret is truly beautiful in its architecture. I was glad we went with a guide as there didn't appear to be much information about the site. The mosque is still a place of worship. Worth a visit.
Very interesting minaret for sure but the site doesnt take 30 minutes of viewing time. Located out close to some grape vines. so maybe a little lunch under the grapes and a quick visit to the minaret
This old minaret attached to a mosque is very interesting with carvings on the stone. Its located outside of town but easy to get to.
The Emin Minaret is the only Islamic tower in China. It is also known as Su Gong Ta. "Ta" means tower in China. It was built by Duke Suleiman to honour his father, Duke Emin who had travelled to Mecca and helped to defeat a...More
Tucked in the grape fields just outside of Turpan, this small mosque and minaret is overpriced at 45 Kwai but is, none the less, an exquisite piece of architecture, and when we were there, quiet and relaxing. It is still a place of worship and...More
Not a lot to see in Emin Minaret but a great landmark of education and religion in Turpan. The architect who built the Emin Minaret was commissioned from Kashgar and it was his first and last solo project. Our guide said since a lot of...More
A very good example of Islamic architecture. Very peaceful, and very friendly people around it. Again not very kitschy or touristy which is a really nice change.