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Turpan Kariz underground water system, Turpan

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  • The visit consists in walking over a glass protected underground small drench where fresh water runs. Once the genius system understood there is not much to sea or learn ( may be a local guide should ...  more »
  • Kariz underground water system is very well demonstrated here. The model and notes and the real life underground tunnels are worth seeing. It also shows the grapes being dried to form raisins. The bes...  more »
  • In the city of Turpan there is a peculiar underground irrigation system, which uses wells connected by tunnels that provide irrigation in the desert areas. This method was spread in Xinjiang during the time of the Han dynasty. The pits collect water in the mountains of the snow melted and the bottom of a shaft is connected with other excavated below. Some of these tunnels are 30 km long. About 1,100 of those wells. Currently, the total length of these underground tunnels, in the Xinjiang region, is estimated at 3,000 km. it is a remarkable piece of engineering. For example, the planting of grapes in the region, is only possible because of the existence of this system.
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