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Turpan Kariz underground water system

About 30 minutes from Turpan, Turpan, China
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About 30 minutes from Turpan, Turpan, China

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The visit consists in walking over a glass protected underground small drench where fresh water runs. Once the genius system understood there is not much to sea or learn ( may be a local guide should be more interesting). However many shops are present to...More

Thank Desvergnes
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Kariz underground water system is very well demonstrated here. The model and notes and the real life underground tunnels are worth seeing. It also shows the grapes being dried to form raisins. The best raisins are in Turpan. Similar Kariz system is near Quetta in...More

Thank kmali2016
Reviewed 2 June 2017

The Turpan Karez underground water system is ingenious and current civilization could learn a lot about water usage and when it’s underground it evaporates a lot less. Very interesting methods used and neat little “museum” showing the methods and explaining irrigation but also a fair...More

Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Among the sites visited in Turpan, this was just so-so.. A bit of a tourist trap considering the price of the entrance tickets. You will learn about how the Uyghurs created the Underground Water System due to 2 things: the region is very dry and...More

Thank Ida C
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

It was cool to visit here and see how people survived in the past before modern inventions. However, I didn't have so much interest in this museum and I found that our group went through quickly. I also didn't like that there were so many...More

Thank jtaylor946
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Ancient irrigation system built to carry the waters of the Tien Shan and Flaming mountain ranges to water the Turpan Basin (most of which is below sea-level). The importance of the irrigation system is that it enabled Turpan to flourish as one of the most...More

Thank MartinBaxter58
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The Karez wells are pretty cool. The old inhabitants of the area built deep and long underground channels for water from nearby Tianshan to the Turpan basin. It's hard to enjoy if you're stuck behind a bus of local tourists, but it is still very...More

Thank bgroe
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The engineering feat to dig 25 km of tunnel under the desert, keep alignment, maintenance traps and logistics under the desert is worth the visit. The drawback is that 50% of the visit is tourist junk, but you can always look without buying...

Thank Bernard C
Reviewed 28 August 2016

The Karez system is an amazing engineering feat that was implemented hundreds of years ago to get water from the snow and water table at the foot of mountains to the towns for irrigation and drinking water. Because it was underground, there was no problem...More

Thank alikarim
Reviewed 17 August 2016

The kariz system is truly amazing. To see the vineyards and explore the underground system was truly a learning experience.

Thank nmfozzie
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