What other places can you visit besides eating grapes in Turpan?

When it comes to Turpan, many people immediately think of grapes. So, what are the places worth visiting in Turpan, which is famous for its fruits?

"Jiaohe Ruins", located in the heart of Liuye River in Yarnazigou, on the western outskirts of Turpan, was named after the intersection of two rivers in the south of the city. Jiaohe City was built by the Gushi people before the Qin and Han Dynasties, but unfortunately, it was destroyed by continuous warfare during the Yuan Dynasty in the first half of the 14th century. After more than 2300 years of wind and rain, this city is still well-preserved and is currently the most well-preserved earth-building city in the world.
Located in the eastern part of the city, about 3 kilometers from the city center, Karez Well Folklore Park is a tourist attraction themed around the Karez Well culture. It is also one of the most famous scenic spots in Turpan. The park features attractions such as Karez Well, museums, Uyghur-style hotels, and restaurants. Tourists can visit here to gain a systematic understanding of the Karez Well culture in Xinjiang, as well as enjoy dining, accommodation, and experiencing Uyghur architectural styles and cuisine. It is a great place to visit when exploring Turpan.

Grape Valley

In the canyon below Flame Mountain, Grape Valley is planted with delicious Turpan grapes, which are melted snow water from the mountains. There are many grape varieties here, and they are particularly sweet. If you come during the season, you can set up a table under the grape trellis, taste Uighur cuisine, and pick grapes from the trellis.

Turpan flame mountain scenic area

The Flaming Mountain, made famous by Journey to the West, has become a popular tourist spot both in the north and the south of the country. However, access to the scenic area is limited. Behind the Flaming Mountain, there is a real filming location with stunning scenery.

Kumtag Desert

Located 90 kilometers away from the Turpan city center, it is the closest desert to a city in the world. In the past millennium, it has remained largely unchanged, a rare occurrence. It is a shifting desert with sand dunes and sand hills, showcasing a vibrant and diverse landscape. In the Uyghur language, "Sha Shan" means sand hill. Formed during the Han Dynasty, it serves as a museum that encapsulates the typical landscapes of major deserts around the world, as well as a sacred site representing the vanished ancient kingdom of Loulan.