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

    ... a look at the grape drying building, which is made of clay bricks constructed with gaps between the bricks to allow the air to circulate. Inside the grapes are hung on upright hat-like stands to dry. We had seen some of these buildings previously and made a variety of guesses as to what they were, including that of tombs. I guess there is a similarity, for the more morbid! After we had lunch, we were ...

    The Long and Sandy Track

    A travel blog entry by 2013 on Sep 20, 2014

    1 comment, 32 photos

    ... at the same time but in different areas. When looking at the outside of the Mosque, Noor pointed out a crack in a wall approximately six metres tall, which had been caused by the strong winds which we found out personally occur. When traveling earlier in the day, we saw a string of trucks banked up on the highway going in the opposite direction with one stuck in the bank of the road. It seems its not only trains that ...

    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 ...

    Westward Ho

    A travel blog entry by triptalk on May 22, 2014

    31 photos

    A 48 hour train ride isn't as bad as you would think. I have done it before, usually with no bed and that was hard. We had four beds to a room and even though I barely slept the first might it was easy. We lounged all day. I did my little needlepoint that Andrea gave me and at one point a cute little old Chinese lady came in and sat down next to me to see what I was doing. We ate in the dining ...