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I don’t know about you, but I can’t imagine creating a fresh water supply for a desert. Especially one that could turn a dry patch of dirt/sand into a grape vineyard. Yet, somehow the ancients figured out how to do just that in Turpan, the...More
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
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
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
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
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