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A visit to Karez underground irrigation system has gained my knowledge on the ancient technology. Human brains are so amazing, so intelligence, even on those old days! The underground water is so clean and still used by the people there.
It's good to understand how the underground water system worked during ancient times. I find it annoying that halfway through, a couple of ladies dressed in traditional costumes make you pose with them for photos. Then on your way out, they will chase after you...More
The kariz system dates from its inception thousand of years ago . It harvests rainwater that originates in the Tian Shan ( mountains ) and moves it via vertical wells that run parallel . They are about 1.5 metres in diameter , often up to...More
A good place to start to understand how the people use to get water. It's a pretty short visit. They do explain to you about vertical channel, open channel and hidden channel.
Amazing how people in the old days knew ways to source water.
Surprisingly interesting to see the ingenious methods employed by local farmers and engineers to irrigate land on the edge of a desert. The museum has a lot of information, including with English descriptions. Walking the grounds is enjoyable, and exploring through the Karez helps you...More
Worth a visit if you're interesting in engineering or farming. The site has a museum at the back which explains the Karez system thoroughly. Accordingly, no guide is required, but of course, it's always useful.