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"The Karez" Top 5 Page for this destination Turpan Things to Do Tip by SirRichard

Turpan Things to Do: 44 reviews and 68 photos

  The entrance to one of the wells
by SirRichard

The karez are a nte of subterranean canals that lead the water coming from the Flanming Mountains across the desert into the fields around Turpan, and make possible the miracle of this fertile oasis in the middle of the desert.
It is considered one of the most amazing ancient engineering works in China after the Great Wall.
Besides, is a fresh and cool place to hide from the outside heat in summer!

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  • Written Nov 22, 2004
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