Sugong Mosque (Sū tǎ gōng/É mǐn tǎ)
Sugong Mosque (Sū tǎ gōng/É mǐn tǎ) Review
Sugong Mosque and the adjacent Emin Tower (Emin Ta) form Turpan's most recognizable image, often featured in tourist brochures. Built in 1777, it commemorates a military commander who suppressed a rebellion by a group of aristocrats. The 141-foot conical tower is elegantly spare, with bricks arranged in 15 patterns. The sunbaked roof of the mosque affords a view of the surrounding lush vineyards. You have to pay an extra Y25 if you wish to climb the minaret. This complex lies 4 km (2½ miles) from the city center at the southeast end of town. To get here, head east on Laocheng Lu and turn right on the last paved road before you reach farmland.
- Address: Off Laocheng Lu, Turpan, 838000
- Cost: Y50
- Hours: Daily 8–8
- Location: Turpan