Karez System
Karez System
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ophiesay
San Francisco, CA126 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Family
It's interesting to learn about the Karez System, but the whole museum is fake and a re-enactment of the history... so lame.
Written 25 June 2013
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xingming
Bicton, Australia776 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Friends
Visiting this 'museum' about the Karez Wells is a good starting point but if you take the drive out to Astana Tombs you can see the actual wells in the fields. There is no doubt though they are a remarkable lifeline for the area.
Written 4 June 2013
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merc8989
kuala lumpur1,259 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
rated the 3rd marvel after Great Wall n Grand Canal, this describe how a desert region can survive for the past 3000 years. Water from the snow capped mountains were directed through thousand miles of man made underground tunnels. Wells n tunnels were dug all the way from melting mountains to irrigate the crops at the desert lowlands.
Really interesting n yet not well published like the Great Wall.
This place is exceptionally hot in summer and you could see beds on rooftops. Cooler to sleep on rooftops.
Written 8 November 2012
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mysurp
Sandnes, Norway98 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
This is a "museum" built on to of a short section of old Karez which has been restored in such a way that it gives a rather decent display of how a proper Karez is made and what it looks like. It also has several signs in both Mandarin and English telling some of the history of the Karez and the local area.
The major disappointment here is that more than half the walk is through an endless area with souvenir stall selling overpriced and unrelated items.
Written 15 September 2016
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Timothy D
Suzhou, China694 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
If you have extra time and have not already learned about the irrigation system, I would recommend visiting the museum. You can get the same information online, and the museum isn’t amazing, but it’s indoors and worth knowing about the irrigation system in this part of the world.
Written 6 October 2019
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Lilian G
Melaka, Malaysia73 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The place is not interesting but the engineering system is fantastic taking into consideration that they built this more than 2000 years ago and some are still being used today.
Written 11 September 2019
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Paul C
76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
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 see though since it is after all underground. Unless you are Chinese it really does not mean much. But it is another obligatory stop so you might as well somehow appreciate it.
Written 25 November 2017
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ValerieM7651
Shanghai, China41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
A must do, if you want to discover how they manage to have water in Turpan !
The site is also very nice, and the small musée very well done. It explains super well the system.
Written 30 May 2017
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youke_worldwide
Singapore4,692 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017
Karez is the system by which they get their water: essentially this is desert so water which melts from the mountains is brought to the town via underground caverns
This is a museum that describes the process: it's really quite ingenious for something invented 2000 years ago after that we go down to the cavern to see one of these underground caverns. The ingenuous of the people even more than 500 years ago is really amazing. I would highly recommend this just to see what people could achieve in order to help Turpan become what they are today.
Written 15 April 2017
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C-Liz1
Toronto, Canada238 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
The Museum is small, but the water system is amazed. Karez systems are the crystallization of ancient Chinese people's diligence and intelligence. Karez systems are the life source of Turpan. In a sense, without them, there would be no Turpan culture. It is worth to visit if you are in Xinjiang.
Written 4 April 2017
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