Grand Turpan Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Continental Breakfast
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... an ice cream. Dave asked Ahmed, an Egyptian, if he used sunblock; uh, no.
Turpan was originally a Uighur town. The Uighurs were Siberian nomadic tribes that settled in the area. There were lots of Chinese flags and lanterns about town, in anticipation of the week long national holiday starting on Oct 1st. It in part marks the declaration of the Chinese communist state.
It was a 10M drive to the Karez irrigation system display ...
... up'; stock up on pickles? The scenery continued to be rather drab, as it had all day. There were grape vines at certain stages, a bit surprising in this environment. I actually have not really tried the Chinese wines.
After 1700 stop at the unimpressive Flaming Mountains. The glint on this geographic feature at times suggests flames ie they are on fire. Well, no need for the fire department to be on standby today. We will call it a leg stretcher and a chance to get ...
... of 3 conductors who loudly yell to bring order into the compartment. Other conductors are rearranging the luggage on the rack of the seated compartment. More room becomes available on that rack and a lady conductor shouts instructions. She sounds like a drill sergeant and points at lluggage left and right. Everyone has to stand up, so that nobody can pass anymore, but luggage disappears to the seated compartment. We have a little more room. I stand next to our ...
... br style="line-height: 15.8599996566772px;">2,000-year-old Jiaohe Ruins
Our first stop was the 2,000-year-old Jiaohe Ruins of Yar City. A former important Silk Road trade post, Yar City was destroyed by the Mongols and nobody has lived there since the 13th century. Despite this, the dry climate here has meant that the ruins of the city were amazingly preserved.
We stumbled off the bus and ...
... the couple which appealed most.
A local bus to the outskirts of the city left me within 5 km of the ancient city of Jiaohe, and I set off to walk the remainder - it was flat and I had my hat on and water bottle with me, so it would have been fine, but the bus passengers had other ideas! Two smiley young girls had squished up together on their seat to make a space for me to squeeze my bum on the end, ...