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

    Irrigation in the desert

    A travel blog entry by robrae on Jul 07, 2015

    3 photos

    ... he heat while the rest visited the Emin Minaret, one of the finest buildings on the Silk Road. To help understand how water for the last 400 years has been supplied to farmers and towns we visited a Karez Well - an underground irrigation system. Basically melted snow from the surrounding mountains supplies underground canals (underground to save evaporation) and a regular series of wells allows the water to come to the ...

    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

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    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. ...

    Ancient city ruins and irrigation system

    A travel blog entry by 2013 on Sep 21, 2014

    42 photos

    Today we saw a cross-section of Turpan before driving by bus to Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Turpan since the days that caravans followed the Silk Road has been a centre for transportation, which after seeing the masses of semi-trailers on the highway, find this easy to believe. Our day ...

    The Long and Sandy Track

    A travel blog entry by 2013 on Sep 20, 2014

    1 comment, 32 photos

    ... is the fruit picking season around Turpan and beyond, and that over 200000 people can come to the area to work for the season. We quickly noticed that little money seems to have been spent on the local train station as with no escalator in sight, we had to drag our suitcases down two flights of stairs and then back up on the other side, a rather difficult task, with which older members of our group needed assistance. From ...