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

    Feeling the Heat

    A travel blog entry by fishtails04 on Jun 30, 2015

    4 comments, 30 photos

    ... the couple which appealed most.

    A local bus to the outskirts of the city left me within 5 km of the ancient city of Jiaohe, and I set off to walk the remainder - it was flat and I had my hat on and water bottle with me, so it would have been fine, but the bus passengers had other ideas! Two smiley young girls had squished up together on their seat to make a space for me to squeeze my bum on the end, ...

    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

    ... with Europeans genetically, originally having their own language as well as using the Arabic script. Apparently Buddhism also came to this area much earlier than the rest of China. To get a further insight into the culture of the region, we headed to look around a minaret and mosque. Rather an understated, yet attractive building sat on slightly raised land from the road. Respecting the Muslim religion and rules, the ...

    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

    ... of the Hans (Chinese) empires, an area often historically referred to as Bactria from the times of Alexander. More on Bactrian Camels later on. Well early on, just before the beginning of the Common Era a people known as the Kushans began controlling that “wild west” portion and by the end of the first century CE, it was fully in their hands so that now, with these four empires in place, one could travel clear across from one end of the world ...