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  Turpan in brief  
Tuipan is located in the Turpan Depression in the center of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. This area is inhospitable, rugged yet inspiring and beautiful like much of Xinjiang. It was called: "Gushi" in ancient time and gained its current name "Turpan" in the Ming Dynasty. It means "fertile land". Despite of its general hash weather condition, Turpan is internationally known for its grapes,
  Turpan Attractions  
Grape Valley "...Grapes in Turpan grow up; Anarhan's heart is ecstatic..." This folk song of the last century is well known in China. Turpan, a place truly flowing with milk and honey in the Turki language, is famous for its fruits. Among them, grape is the most famous. Every August the sweet air will herald the vintage. The best place to enjoy the grapes is Grape Valley. Located in the Flaming M
  Turpan Transportation  
Airport At present Turpan does not have its own airport, but visitors can use the Urumqi International Airport (URC). It is about 230 kilometers (142.9 miles) from the airport to Turpan city center and it takes only 2 hours' driving by expressway. There are 99 domestic services and 14 international services for 60 destination cities, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guangzhou, Tanshkent, Novosibi
  Turpan Food  
Roasted Dumplings The stuffing for these dumplings is made from first-class mutton, with added onions, salt and pepper. After wrapping the stuffing in dough, the locals roast the dumplings in a big oven for about 20minutes. The roasted dumpling is really delicious with its rather crispy skin and tender stuffing. Sanzi Sanzi is one of the Hui snacks eaten at festivals. It is considered as a tabl
  Turpan Shopping  
Turpan Free Market Turpan Free Market situated in the south of the Old City Road is the largest market dealing with farm and sideline products. It offers the visitors a wide variety of locally produced goods with distinctive folk features that are of superior quality and not at all expensive. Silk Road Jade Carving Emporium Silk Road Jade Carving Emporium sells the local jade articles and speci
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