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Sunset at the Jiaohe ruins in Turpan.

The Jiaohe Ruins is an ancient Chinese archaeological site found in the Yarnaz Valley, 10 km west of the city of Turpan, Xinjiang province, China. It is a natural fortress located atop a steep cliff on a leaf-shaped plateau between two deep river valleys. Both the Nara National Cultural Properties Research Institute and the Xinjiang Cultural Relics Bureau have been cooperating in a joint venture to preserve the ruins of the site since 1992

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