Gaochang Hotel

No.22 Gaochang Rd., Turpan, Xinjiang Uygur, 838000 , China | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Turpan


A travel blog entry by lukeandloumann on Jun 29, 2014

1 comment, 8 photos

... was therefore not suitable to cancelled it and we had to pick again. Luke ordered a noodle soup (same as the one in kashagar it turned out) and I managed to order a spicy dish. We swapped and Luke gentlemanly took the spicy one! We must stop doing that. It was still quite fun though. I would like to come back to China and see all the other bits, I am enjoying it so far, but I am aware that others in the group hate coming to cities ...

Westward Ho

A travel blog entry by triptalk on May 22, 2014

31 photos

... But the best thing are all the arbors and trellises covered in vines saving you from over 100 degree days. Of course we are here when it happens to be 80 Lucky. Last night we went to the night market for dinner, dumpligs and noofles and mystery kabobs. But it got so windy that trays were flying and they closed up. And I woke up to a cool rainy morning. Another 24 hour train ride today to ...

Turpan - the deepest spot in the Tarim Basin

A travel blog entry by argyllbookworm on May 22, 2014

14 photos

... little trees which should improve the view in years to come. We also see masses of new apartment blocks, this time with every south facing roof covered in solar panels, and a lot of photovoltaics as well as the ubiquitous solar hot water.

We are the only tourists at the site, which functioned from around 600 to 900 AD. Only three of the several hundred tombs are open to visitors. Two contain wall frescoes, simple drawings ...

From the highest to the 3rd Lowest Place on Earth

A travel blog entry by marqual on Oct 07, 2013

8 photos

... script in writing, as they are Muslim.

Later I went for a walk to the supermarket to buy some Coke Zeros and check out the night market which was supposed to begin at 8:00. I went back to the hotel but those headed to the night market had already left. At the night market, I couldn't find any of the group but I ran into our Chinese guide, "Rambo". He wasn't in the mood for street food so we went to a small local restaurant nearby. For ...

Silk Road: Day Seven

A travel blog entry by quirkybenny on Aug 23, 2013

2 comments, 62 photos

... we went to the Thousand Buddha Caves. As we walked off the bus, we saw camels near by. On the tour of the cave, the walls were covered by mud. The walls were damaged because when the Uyger people converted from Buddhism to Islam, they decided to destroy all images of Buddha. While we were outside, I heard a scream from Adam, which made me thought that he was dying. Turned out that he dropped his water bottle over the ledge.

After the Buddha Caves, we checked out ...


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