Turpan is a remote desert city in the far west of China, one of the lowest places on earth, where rain never falls and summers are scorching hot.
Located three hours drive East of Urumqi in Xinjiang Province, some 250 miles inside the Taklimakan Desert, Turpan, which has a long history, was once an important staging post on the ancient Silk Road. It is one of Xinjiang´s most fascinating cities, known for its strange landscape, wealth of places of historical interest, abundance of fruits and rich resources of ethnic culture. Many monuments bear witness to the importance of Turpan as a Silk Road city.There are 14 unites of the cultural relies, which are the protected by the country. The Flaming Mountain, the artistically built Imin Minaret, the ancient cities of Jiaohe and Gaochang, the ancient tombs of Astana, the Beziklik Thousand-Buddha Grottos and the special underground irrigation system-karez are of great value and enjoying value. Besides, the folk customs such as folk dance under grape trellises.