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Kizil Gaha Beacon Tower

Kizil Gaha Beacon Tower Travel Guide

Kizil Gaha Beacon Tower locates at 10 kilometers southeast of Kucha County, 260 kilometers from Aksu City, reached by 217 National Road. The tower was built in Han Dynasty (202 B.C.-220 A.D.), with the bottom shaped rectangle, 6 meters' long and 4 meters' wide. Due to the natural erosion and weathering, the upper central part of the beacon tower was concaved. The tower, majestic and straight, was earliest-built and well-preserved beacon tower in ancient Silk Road. Its prime location at north of Silk Road makes it a valuable tourism destination in Xinjiang.

Using Beacon to spread situation can be ranged to Zhou Dynasty in 3000 years ago. It was regulated that governors must troop to rescue the emperor who set beacon fire and fight the enemy together. In order to make the beacon and smoke straightly went up, the ancient people burned the wolves’ dung instead of wood. So, beacon was also known as smoke of wolves' dung.

Kizil Kagha Beacon Tower was listed into national Cultural Relic, and ranked the only one Beacon Tower in relics.


Drive or rent a car from 217 National Road to the tower

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The tower can be visited together with Kizil Gaha Grottoes.

Visit Xinjiang Silk Road attraction to Kizil Beacon Tower and Grottos
Kizil Gaha Beacon Tower

Visit Xinjiang Silk Road attraction to Kizil Beacon Tower and Grottos

Kizil Gaha Beacon Tower

Kizil beacon tower is a national cutural relic and worth visiting for China tour

Distance look to Kizil Gaha Beacon Tower

The tower was listed into national key protection unit and attracted lots of visitors to Xinjiang every year

Stone Tablet of Kizil Gaha Beacon Tower

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