Gaochang Hotel

Address: No.22 Gaochang Rd., Turpan, Xinjiang Uygur, 838000 , China | Hotel
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This hotel, located on No.22 Gaochang Rd., Turpan, is near Kashgar Bazaar.
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    Travel Blogs from Turpan

    Lowest point in China

    A travel blog entry by segacs on Aug 14, 2015

    27 photos

    ... a certain age aren't allowed to enter a mosque; and so on and so forth. It's a sensitive subject here, obviously, and not one that we can easily ask the guides about.

    But I was able to observe right away when we got here that, though we're still in China, it really feels like a whole different world here. The architecture is different; the signs are in both Chinese and Uyghur (which looks a bit like Arabic script), the people ...

    Irrigation in the desert

    A travel blog entry by robrae on Jul 07, 2015

    3 photos

    ... when you drove in by bus. There were no modern tourist trappings. A short stop away was the underground tombs of Astana. Unlike Egypt, the mummies did not require embalming due to the hot dry air that preserves everything. The legendary Flaming Mountains, and Bezekly Caves whose walls were adorned with Buddhists frescoes but they not as well preserved as the Mageo Caves. After lunch six of the group returned to the hotel ...

    Feeling the Heat

    A travel blog entry by fishtails04 on Jun 28, 2015

    4 comments, 30 photos

    ... old Persian Manichean religion are a strong reminder that as well as the exchange of trade goods, the Silk Road was also a great conduit for the exchange of ideas and religious philosophies. It's possible to visit many of these historical spots from Turpan but I was deterred by the expense of having to hire a private car and driver, along with the extortionate (for China) entry fees to each one, so I whittled down the choice ...

    Further North in Taklamakan Desert

    A travel blog entry by tina-worldwide on Jun 19, 2015

    14 photos

    ... br>

    We spent maybe 2 hours walking through the ruins in almost 40C with no shade, but it was worth it! Some parts are conserved very well and we could get an idea about life back then and also the logistic of such a big city in that time.

    Another important thing in Turpan is the special ancient water system which is called Karez water system. ...

    The Long and Sandy Track

    A travel blog entry by 2013 on Sep 20, 2014

    1 comment, 32 photos

    ... there, stood perfectly still. Huge electricity towers straddled the kilometres that we covered during our journey, with oil rigs intermittently dotting the countryside. The sights we saw told us a lot about the land across which we travelling, backed up by our guide to be Noor, who later confirmed that the region has natural resources such as coal, oil and iron ore. Eventually, four hours late, at 11.30, we were able to step ...