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Travelogue 02/12/2013 Kucha impressions Part 2

02-12-2013 08:00 BJT

The Qiuci Ruins is located in Pilang Village, about two kilometers to the west of Kuche County, Xinjiang. Qiuci, also known as Kucha, was an ancient state in the Western Regions. Its citizens were good at music. The renowned "Qiuci Dance Accompanied by Music" originates from here.In common with many of Xinjiang''s ancient cities, Qiuci Capital Ruins was discovered after having disappeared for more than 10 centuries. The extensive ruins lie at the eastern suburb of today''s Kuqa was the Ancient City of Qiuci during the Han and Tang dynasty. The west city wall disappeared while the east and south and north walls still stood. The whole city took an irregular square and is surrounded by 2 to 7 meters high city walls made of earth. Apart from vestiges of the ancient city wall, almost all the dwellings were destroyed. Still it left abundant relics to mark the city''s history. The ruins evoke your imagination of the Qiuci Kingdom''s past glories in the desert.

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