Yiyuan Hotel

Qingnian Middle Road, Turpan, Xinjiang Uygur, 838000, China | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Turpan

Closer to Baghdad than Beijing...

A travel blog entry by chloecd


... a lot like Naan bread, but slightly different. The bread is cooked on the sides of a dome-like oven with a hole in the top. This particular dough was first dipped in chives and onion, before being put on a round stone which the baker then used to press the bread onto the sides of the oven to cook. After breakfast we drove to the Bai Zi Crick Thousand-Buddha Cave Scenic Area, which was in the Flaming Mountains, so on the way up we stopped to have photos. The caves clearly were ...

From the highest to the 3rd Lowest Place on Earth

A travel blog entry by marqual


... 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 ...

'Progress' on the Silk Road

A travel blog entry by shaunandkaren


... and technology was taking over this once thriving historical Silk Road city.

As we ventured further into the Xinjiang province, the effect of ‘Progress’ was resounding. We checked out the remote Karakul Lake where Uighurs and Kyrgyz still lived without progress. But as we reached the recently named UNESCO site of Heavenly Lake, progress was all around. Han Chinese tourists were everywhere, and everything was clean and shiny. This type of ...

The day the team melted in the heat

A travel blog entry by 2legs2wheels


... ordered some dim sum and got a plate that would have fed 5 healthy adults. Having picked at this, I returned to the hotel and at about 5.45, I knocked on David’s door to see if there was a plan afoot for dinner, well there was a plan afoot but not for dinner.

Before continuing, I should explain the origins & background of the group. I had discovered to my dismay in early February, that it costs about 12-15,000 to cross China because you need a ...

A City Where Interesting Adventure Begins - Day 12

A travel blog entry by krisbolt


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 ...


This hotel, located on Qingnian Middle Road, Turpan, is near Kashgar Bazaar.
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