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The Silk Road Sights

Sugong Mosque (Sū tǎ gōng/É mǐn tǎ)

  • Off Laocheng Lu
  • Turpan
  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Updated 05/28/2013

Fodor's 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.

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Sight Information


Off Laocheng Lu, Turpan, 838000, China

Sight Details:

  • Y50
  • Daily 8–8

Updated 05/28/2013


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