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.
Off Laocheng Lu, Turpan, 838000, China