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The Niya Site

The Niya Site Sotuated beyond the end of the Niya River, 100 kilometers to the north of Minfeng County Seat, the Niya Site consists of remains of a Stupa, Buddhist shrines, farmlands, dwellings, orchards, ponds, paths, kilns, cemeteries, and a circumvallation, etc., totaling more than a hundred. The site extends about 30 kilometers long from south to north and about 5 kilometers wide from east to west. Here is the old place of “Jinjue”, one of the 36 kingdoms in the Western Regions during the Han and Jin times, and is survival remains of “Cadoda” Prefecture of Shangshan. In 1995, a lot of seldom seen cultural relics were excavated from the site, including a silk brocade with Chinese sharacters “ 王候合昏千秋万岁宜子孙 ” , a brocade with Chinese words “五星出东方利中国 ”, bronze mirrors with designs of dragon and tiger, and so on. Now the site is listed as a major cultural site under state protection.

  • The Niya Site
  • The Niya Site
  • The Niya Site
  • The Niya Site