Gaochang Hotel

Address: No.22 Gaochang Rd., Turpan, Xinjiang Uygur, 838000 , China | Hotel
 
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Location

This hotel, located on No.22 Gaochang Rd., Turpan, is near Kashgar Bazaar.
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        Travel Blogs from Turpan

        DREARY WEATHER

        A travel blog entry by tezzatravels on Sep 29, 2015

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        ... Exhibits were well laid out and effective use of lighting to showcase items.

        The Cheshi tribe ruled the area when the Han dynasty took over in 60 BC. The period involving Silk Road significance for the city was my focus. In days of yore, Turpan was known as Gaochang. Of equal interest was the occasional odd item like a Tang dynasty 'tomb guardian beast', something almost as ugly as you, Trav. A Zoroastrian pottery coffin was an item I had not seen before.
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        RUINS AND WATER

        A travel blog entry by tezzatravels on Sep 28, 2015

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        ... br> Greg was pontificating about horse racing distances, suggesting a mile and a half was the standard in North America; nope. It is a mile and a quarter. All he had to add was 'I think' rather than ******** a stat.

        Transportation is prevalent by scooters and three wheeled tuktuk-type vehicles. The latter might double as a taxi or to carry commercial products. Scooters cost in the $300.00-400.00 US range. Mentioned to Shannon on the way ...

        OUR LONGEST DRIVE

        A travel blog entry by tezzatravels on Sep 27, 2015

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        ... unoccupied buildings, etc. A new feature was 'solar roofs' ie roofs simply covered with solar panels.

        Into the Turpan Hotel, a place of faded glory from its exterior. The interior lobby has a huge chandelier, filled with gold and white trim. Some Persian influences were noted in the arches.

        I dragged Jason's luggage in from a fair distance. He then took the elevator one floor: lazy local! Sharing with Shannon here. Had a rum and coke with Shannon and then a ...

        Last day at the oasis

        A travel blog entry by durieux on Sep 19, 2015

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        ... she finishes half the bottle of water. This was a close call... After a while she is recovered, and we pursue our next target. In the museums, we have seen quite a few mummies and artifacts from tombs, and we like to see some of the tombs ourselves. Satar knows the area, and after some back and forth we reach an old graveyard. The only indicator (besides the fence and the entry gate) are small low hills of about a meter high. The caretaker brings us to 3 tombs which ...

        Decline and fall of ancient civilizations

        A travel blog entry by durieux on Sep 18, 2015

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        ... been painting images here, along the Silk Path, of Sakiamuni, and that later Muslims have been trying to remove them - here, where we place our feet on the dusty cave soil today - provides much intellectual pleasure. We walk back along the irrigation channels, and the grapes look green on the valley bottom. We find Satar back, deep asleep in the midday heat, the car in the shade of a roof of tree branches supported by two mud walls. After a lunch in a restaurant ...