Tuha Petroleum Hotel

No.230 Wenhua Road, Turpan, Xinjiang Uygur, 838000, China | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Turpan

Mud city, underground water works and lunch..

A travel blog entry by glassmerchant on Jun 14, 2014

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... used underground channels to direct the flow to farming areas. Access to the underground channel is by Karez, wells. These are used to provide water over large areas. This engineering achievement is ranked with the Great Wall and the Grand Canal. After such a hot cultural morning it was time to retire to cool beer and lunch...the food has been good and the chopstick skills are ...

Turpan - the deepest spot in the Tarim Basin

A travel blog entry by argyllbookworm on May 22, 2014

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... about grapes and raisins makes us want to buy some. It turns out that the Uighur method of shopping involves sitting cross-legged on a carpet, eating naan bread and ice-cold watermelon provided by the owner, and tasting his wine. The farmer's sister entertains us with a native Uighur dance and his toddler son joins the scene with a plastic kalashnikov. The raisins are remarkably good so we don't feel coerced when buying some.


Closer to Baghdad than Beijing...

A travel blog entry by chloecd on Apr 30, 2014

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... until a German guy found them about 100 years ago. Unfortunately he didn't leave very much for us to see, but we could still see where the wall paintings had been as well as the bottom foot or so, along with the ceiling paintings. It's not necessarily somewhere I would recommend visiting unless you are in Turpan for a decent length of time, but it was interesting, and the stop for photos on the way up was more than worth it. After this we visited a traditional village ...

The day the team melted in the heat

A travel blog entry by 2legs2wheels on Jun 28, 2013

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... the hotel. This was strange advice given that we had already had 2 nights out of 7 apart!! However, Lun said that the restrictions would intensify as we headed East, making the splitting process harder and less likely. This advice didn’t help the outlook and was annoyingly darn right wrong!!!! As it turned out we didn’t need to stick together like glue and so the campers were able to camp for far more than the original 12 nights planned over the next 4 weeks. But we ...

A City Where Interesting Adventure Begins - Day 12

A travel blog entry by krisbolt on Apr 18, 2013

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Arrived a town called Turpan (Turfan). A real eye opener and it is where the real adventure begins here. As soon we checked in at the hotel early in the morning, we quickly had breakfast then we grouped up again to go on sightseeing for the day. First sightseeing was an ancient city of Jioahe. It was like old Roman city to the Italians, Pyramids to the Egyptians. Those city was discovered in 1994. It is ...

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This hotel, located in the Downtown area of Turpan, is near Kashgar Bazaar.
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