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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing real. Some fake exhibition of canals and pipes. I saw real karez at tugok village which was way better.

Thank mohomed28
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is something I was looking forward to as there achievement was amazing. I was very interested in seeing the real thing and meeting the minority people who had achieved it but was sadly disappointed. Also had heard so much about the grapes and raisins...More

Thank luolun1968
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

This is a disappointing visit. There is little that look original except for some tools that we're used to create the karezs. It feels more like a museum piece and it can get crowded. However, it is testament to a remarkable feat of ancient engineering...More

Thank Lankylee
Reviewed 25 April 2018

No much of a scenic tour, but very educational to learn the ancient way of irrigation. Salute Karez for his brave and most innovative task of agricultural cultivation in the old days.

Thank petersjsim
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Can skip if you dont have time. Nothing much here. Just ancient well. This place gave some knowledge about how the canel was made.

Thank Tonkarn08
Reviewed 25 November 2017

This is an underground aqueduct system created thousands of years ago to move war water from snowpacks from nearby mountains to this oasis. The accomplishment is in fact great and the Chinese view it as rivaling the Great Wall. There is not a lot to...More

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

The ancient design of the water system is pretty much the same as the other nations in the middle east or a number of desert nations. The sample site for tourists is small. Good for small groups. So it was a good thing we visited...More

Thank wt1986
Reviewed 10 October 2017

What is it about some Chinese tourist groups with leaders with loudspeakers. They are so noisy especially in the confined space of an otherwise interesting underground canal system. This place is really set up for internal tourism and as such loses its veracity and ambience...More

Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

This tour is very educational It shows how ancient people risk their lives can design a system to find underground water,with cold frozen feet to dig underground tunnel The other fascinating thing is how they can make the tunnel straight by using the " pointing"...More

Thank Allan & Amy T
Reviewed 22 September 2017

This is one of tourist attractions in Turpan. I personally don't think it is worth a visit. As it is one of must-visit tourist attractions for tourist groups, you have to prepare for long queue for everything. While the site charged every tourist RMB40 as...More

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