168 Hotel

Address: No.32 Gaochang Rd., Turpan, Xinjiang Uygur, 838000 , China | Hotel
 
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Location

This hotel, located on No.32 Gaochang Rd., Turpan, is near Kashgar Bazaar.
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    Travel Blogs from Turpan

    The Long and Sandy Track

    A travel blog entry by 2013 on Sep 20, 2014

    1 comment, 32 photos

    Well so much for the 7.30a.m. arrival in Turpan. One would think that with Turpan lying in the second lowest depression in the world at 154 metres below sea level, the train wouldn't have had any trouble on a fast 'down hill’ run!!!!!!! The first sign that something wasn’t quite right was when we awoke in the middle of the night to find the train stationary at a station for quite a length of time. Continuing ...

    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, ...

    Another day in Xinjiang

    A travel blog entry by agbucks on Aug 25, 2014

    1 comment, 4 photos

    ... the only people who camped. Our Chinese friends ( and many came to ask about our truck, offering us to share their BBQ s ) all left around sunset - perhaps they knew about the fly problem. Breakfast and clearing up is a rather unpleasant experience.

    *Talking of which - we have so far been very discreet about personal hygiene issues but we feel a point has to be made about the disgusting state of many public facilities we are encountering on our journey through China. SG ...

    Some Background on the Silk Road

    A travel blog entry by olasalle on Aug 09, 2014

    4 comments, 16 photos

    ... clear across to the other without fear of being mugged or killed and have their goods stolen. About this same time too, just east of the Roman Empire laid the Parthians. Now these guys did not like each other, and they pushed and shoved for a while, but after some time, they kind of just settled for the way things were and co-existed fairly peaceable. The nice thing for trade was that the Parthians had a kind of “Pax Parthiana” (a ...

    Water in the Taklamakan desert

    A travel blog entry by argyllbookworm on May 23, 2014

    10 photos

    ... Uighurs moved their capital to nearby Gaochang, and then destroyed by the Mongols in the 13th century. As we wander between the mud walls of the buildings we are accompanied by the song of a cuckoo drifting up from the river below - every patch of green in western China has it seems its resident cuckoo.

    An interesting feature of the countryside in this area is the system of irrigation. The land is extensively farmed with briskly flowing ...