East & Southeast Asia :: China
(also see separate Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan entries)
Caption
Approaching the Emin Mosque and Minaret in Turpan, an oasis city in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Province. The Emin Minaret was begun in 1777 and completed in only one year. It is the tallest minaret in China (44 m, 144 ft) and is named in honor of Emin Khoja, a heroic Turpan general.
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