ucl, research assistant Yunxiao is currently pursuing a PhD focusing on the management of under researched archaeological sites along the Oases Routes in Xinjiang. This work will contribute to the GIS mapping and analysis of sites in this region as they relate to those of Central Asia, thus creating a larger and more inclusive inventory of what is extant and how cross-border knowledge and collaboration contributes to documentation and protection of sites. Her previous work has included internships at the Dunhuang Research Academy where she examined conservation efforts against destructive disease in… Read More
Xuanzang, the famous Buddhist monk visited the city around 649 (Li 1997) while travelling from Badakhshan to Khotan.
Remains consist of a walled city, Tibetan fort, Buddhist monastic sites, and complex irrigation system. If you are a curious human you will want to visit the site but if you don’t do your homework ahead of time you’ll find the experience confusing in terms of what exactly you are looking at.