The Ancient City of Lapchuk in Kumul

Why is The Ancient City of Lapchuk So Special?

There still remains a watchtower on the northeastern corner of the southern city, with a height of 15 meters. Inside and around the site, there have been pieces of red sandy and gray pottery, pottery jars with engraving stripes and cordons. Now it is listed as a major cultural site under the autonomous region protection.

Where is The Ancient City of Lapchuk

The Ancient City of Lapchuk Located in Sipu Village of Wupu Township in Hami, the city was a garrisoning station of the Eastern Han Dynasty and the seat of the Yi Prefecture of Tang Dynasty.

Main Attraction of The Ancient City of Lapchuk

The remained site is composed of two cities. The northern city remains 60m from the east to the west, 125m from the south to the north, and the lower part of the wall was built by ramming the earth, while the upper part was built by laying earth-bricks. There are watchtowers and buttresses on the wall. The southern city only remains the eastern section about 100m long. This section is a double-layered wall, with its outer layer made of rammed earth and inner layer made of layered earth-bricks. It’s obvious that the two layers were built in different times.

Best Time to Travel The Ancient City of Lapchuk

Every autumn, that is, August and September, is the best time to visit Kumul.

At this time, the weather began to cool and the fruits began to mature. This is a very suitable time to travel. At this time, most scenic spots began to hang attractive gold. Let’s travel in the golden ocean. The natural scenery around Kumul is very beautiful. In our spare time, we take our family to Kumul to play, eat delicious fruits and enjoy different local conditions and customs. I believe this is a very beautiful moment and a very happy memory.

Useful Travel Tips

Admission Fee: free
recommended Hours: 1.5 h

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Edited by Doreen/张洋