The terrace is in Bayi Douwa Village in Arele Township. It is 4
kilometers from the downtown.
It is a national A-level scenic spot, and a Xinjiang heritage
It was built by a king of Shache in 65 B.C. (during the Western Han
Dynasty). Its height is 12 meters (about 40 feet), and it has an
area of 24 acres. It was rebuilt once during the reign of the
Qianlong Emperor of the Qing Dynasty. On the terrace are pavilions
and archways. A line of Chinese characters is engraved, “Gong Zhun
Han Shi, Tong Ju Xiong Nu.” (Under the reign of the Han Dynasty to
defeat the Xiongnu.) The Xiongnu were an enemy of Shache.
According to historical records, General Feng Fengshi in an
alliance with some small kingdoms defeated the Xiongnu here, so it
is also called the Alliance Terrace. When the old king of Shache
was going to die without a sibling, he petitioned Emperor Qianlong
to send a son of the Jieyou Princess (a sister of the Emperor
Qianlong) to be the king. The new king of Shache missed his
parents. He hoped that the people would be prosperous, so he built
the Blessing Terrace and often prayed for the wealth and safety of
the local residents.
How to go there:
Travelers can hire a taxi or van to go there.