Sleeping options are rather limited in Turpan, though affordable and comfortable acommodations are to be had. RIght next to the bus station, you'll find the Jiaotong Hotel, which is about what you'd expect: cheap and simple, if somewhat grimy. The Oasis Hotel is a marked step up, with English-speaking staff, modern rooms and Silk Road-themed decor (ask about discounts). For cheaper digs try the Turpan. The Grain Trade Hotel is a good choice, boasting a central location and a healthy measure of charm (though one traveler's charm may prove to be another traveler's grunge).
The Flaming Mountains (Huǒyàn Shān, 火焰山) get their name from the way the light reflects off the mountains red rocks and surrounding desert, especially toward sunset and..
Grape Valley (Putao Gou) stretches outside of Turpan toward the nearby Flaming Mountains. Turpan and its surrounding karez-fed agricultural lands are known for their..
The ancient ruined city of Jiaohe (Jiāohé Gùchéng, 交河故城) lies 10 km (6 mi) to the west of Turpan, situated on an island in the middle of river..
Located in the Turpan Depression (Tǔlǔfānpéndì, 吐鲁番盆地), Xinjiang, is the Karez Water System (Kǎnrjǐng, 坎儿井), a qanat system adapted by the Turpan People. The..