Sugong (Mr. Su) Minaret stands in the southeastern suburbs about three kilometres away from the county town of Turpan.
The minaret was built neither as a burial ground nor a place for calling people to prayer, but as a memorial.
It was built during Emperor Qianlong's reign (in the mid-eighteenth century) of the Qing Dynasty by the chief of Turpan Prefecture for his father.
The minaret, forty-four metres high. The exterior of the minaret is built of square yellow bricks with ornamental designs, giving it a splendid look. A winding staircase leads to the top, where people can look out of holes in the walls.