168 Hotel

Address: No.32 Gaochang Rd., Turpan, Xinjiang Uygur, 838000 , China | Hotel
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This hotel, located on No.32 Gaochang Rd., Turpan, is near Kashgar Bazaar.
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    Travel Blogs from Turpan

    Ancient city ruins and irrigation system

    A travel blog entry by 2013 on Sep 21, 2014

    42 photos

    ... still to be solved is that there is an infant’s cemetery, which is highly unusual. Several theories have been put forward but nothing concrete thus far. From here, the Karez Irrigation Site was our next destination. Also an ancient construction, this system still remains in existence and still utilised today. The Karez Irrigation System is one of three great ancient irrigation projects in China, ...

    The Long and Sandy Track

    A travel blog entry by 2013 on Sep 20, 2014

    1 comment, 32 photos

    ... fifteen different designs evident as your eyes moved up to the spire. The walls of the Mosque are quite thick, taking into account the extreme temperatures that occur, with the exterior rendered with a combination of straw and clay. The interior is rather minimalistic, with tall pillars, which with the ceiling are made from timber. The only item within the building is a large chair used by the Oman. Men and women pray in ...

    Ruins, Irrigation, Mosque and Grapes

    A travel blog entry by lisakresky on Sep 08, 2014

    26 photos

    ... walked around you tried to imagine what life would have been like back then. The next place we went was the Karez irrigation system. The Karez are a particularly Central Asian means of irrigation. Drilling or digging to the subterranean water with primitive equipment was impossible. Therefore, a long underground tunnel was built to conduct the water down to the village farmland. The wells are entirely fed by gravity and since the channels are underground, ...

    Some Background on the Silk Road

    A travel blog entry by olasalle on Aug 09, 2014

    4 comments, 16 photos

    The Silk Road is a historically significant international trade route between China and the Roman Mediterranean world. It linked China with India, Persia, the Bactrian peoples of Central Asia, Babylon, Arabia, Greece and Rome together in a network whereby they were able to exchange goods as well as ideas, culture, religion and philosophy. Like many international institutions, one cannot put a fix date on the origin of the Silk Road per se. From the Chinese ...


    A travel blog entry by lukeandloumann on Jun 29, 2014

    1 comment, 8 photos

    27 June Turpan is 154m below sea level and is in the middle a desert. Yesterday it was 39 degrees when we arrived, and today it is 37 degrees. We are no longer used to the hot weather and are melting a bit. Today everyone retired back to their rooms which are vaguely air conditioned for afternoon siestas, and we are still having to getbusedto Beijing time, which 2hrs ahead of Kyrgyzstan, even though we are only a few hundred kms ...