Everyting around is nice (and partly green), but it´s the minaret that´s great. If You have some time left You might have a look into the adjacent mansion of the governor.
As I love architecture, this was one of my favourite places in Turpan. The patterned bricks on the minaret were impressive and rich of details. The mosque has recently been renovated, it's an interesting structure but there's not much to see inside. There's also a couple of pagodas at the back of the mosque but we couldn't go there as that area was off-limits to non-muslims. I would recommend visiting the mosque in the morning if you're planning to take photos - we went there in the afternoon and unfortunately I couldn't take many good photos as the sun was just behind the minaret.
The second part of our day tour was to visit Sugong Pagoda. The Sugong Pagoda lies in the southeast suburb, six kilometers away from Turpan City. The cylindrical Sugong Pagoda is 37 meters high and 10 meters in diameter from the bottom. The pagoda was built in 1181 by the ruler of the Turpan Prefecture, to honor his father. It was a pretty small sight and ok. We prefers other sights under Turpan tour.
The minaret was beautiful and good to see the different brick work up close. The mosque itself was just ok. Somewhere for a quick look around only
The courtyard entrance to this minaret built in 1778 in honor of Emin Khoja can hold 1,000 people. The figured brick minaret itself is supposed to be the tallest in all of China. The interior of the mosque is simple, supposedly reflecting local Uighur style, and off-limits to locals except on Muslim Holy Days (and, I believe on Fridays). To the back and sides is a graveyard.
The minaret is very neat considering it is original and all brick but you can no longer climb up it. The attached mosque is newer and not that impressive. Stop by for a photo, sunset behind it is excellent.
A simple mosque built in the traditional brick style. Definitely not worth going inside. Plus the minaret is not open to go up the top instead they have made a tower nearby from where you can see the mosque and the surrounding views. The site is slightly abandoned with vines overgrowing and blocking the path at the back of the mosque. No worries about what you wear. No need to cover arms etc if a woman.
The middle-eastern style construction of the minaret is beautiful, but seeing it from the outside is the best. If I went again, I wouldn't pay to go inside, but rather take a picture with the tower in the background behind me.
This is an OK place, not too much destroyed by commercial tourism. The minaret is not bad though I have seen better ones. The inside of the mosque is quite uninteresting, and very similar to any mosque in Xinjiang.