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Emin Minaret

Emin Minaret: General Introduction



Emin Minaret, also called Sugong Minaret, is the biggest ancient tower in Xinjiang and also the only minaret among the top 100 towers in China. Emin Minaret was built by Emin, the Prince of Turpan, to repay the kind treatment of Qing Dynasty and also to express his sincerity to Allah. The minaret was built in 1778, and so far it has a history of more than 200 years.



The main body of Emin Minaret is made of grey bricks and earth. From the base with a diameter of 10 meters, the minaret tapers to an Islamic dome with a diameter of 2.8 meters. The minaret has on stories yet has 14 openings for ventilation and lighting which are located at various heights. There is an attic on the top where the marvelous landscape could be admired. Unfortunately, in order to protect the minaret, visitors are not allowed to climb to the top.



There is a Mosque right beside the minaret, which is called Sugongta Mosque. Sugongta Mosque is one of the largest Mosques in Turpan. It covers an area of 2,500 square meters and the worship hall can hold 1,000 people simultaneously.



Emin Minaret Travel Tips

Admission Fee: CNY30

Opening Hours: 08:50-20:00

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