Yiyuan Hotel

Address: Qingnian Middle Road, Turpan, Xinjiang Uygur, 838000, China | Hotel
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This hotel, located on Qingnian Middle Road, Turpan, is near Kashgar Bazaar.
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    Travel Blogs from Turpan

    Feeling the Heat

    A travel blog entry by fishtails04 on Jun 30, 2015

    4 comments, 30 photos

    ... Genghis Khan, whose trail of destruction I have been following for much of this trip. Although all that remains today are the ruins of the rammed-earth walls which once formed homes, warehouses, admin buildings, monasteries and Buddhist stupas, it was very atmospheric to wander through in the hot, still silence, under a sky which was ominously darkening.

    Skipping the tacky souvenir stalls as I left, I started ...

    Ancient city ruins and irrigation system

    A travel blog entry by 2013 on Sep 21, 2014

    42 photos

    ... a look at the grape drying building, which is made of clay bricks constructed with gaps between the bricks to allow the air to circulate. Inside the grapes are hung on upright hat-like stands to dry. We had seen some of these buildings previously and made a variety of guesses as to what they were, including that of tombs. I guess there is a similarity, for the more morbid! After we had lunch, we were ...

    The Long and Sandy Track

    A travel blog entry by 2013 on Sep 20, 2014

    1 comment, 32 photos

    ... at the same time but in different areas. When looking at the outside of the Mosque, Noor pointed out a crack in a wall approximately six metres tall, which had been caused by the strong winds which we found out personally occur. When traveling earlier in the day, we saw a string of trucks banked up on the highway going in the opposite direction with one stuck in the bank of the road. It seems its not only trains that ...

    Ruins, Irrigation, Mosque and Grapes

    A travel blog entry by lisakresky on Sep 08, 2014

    26 photos

    ... Due to the karezs being built, there is enough water in the area to grow grapes. There did not appear to be any wineries around; instead the grapes are used for raisins. Throughout the area we saw these clay buildings that had holes in it. These are used to dry the grapes where the grapes are hung on racks. Even as we passed some homes, they had huge drying racks in their garages. I bought a half kilogram bag of grapes and they are absolutely lovely. No ...

    Some Background on the Silk Road

    A travel blog entry by olasalle on Aug 09, 2014

    4 comments, 16 photos

    ... on the time of year.

    On this trip we are going to try to follow the “Northern Silk Road as much as possible. From Urumqi, where I am now, we will go to Almaty, Kazakhstan and work our way down through the “Stans” to Mashhad, Iran and then on to Tehran and on to Istanbul, Turkey. (I hope?)

    If we were to travel the road back then, Dunhuang would be the last stop before entering the deserts. This was where you made sure ...

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