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Known as the Hometown of Grapes, Turpan fascinates tourists by Grape Valley and Flame Mountain. Turpan is an old city with a long history. Traces have been found of humans living there, dating back to 6,000 years ago. The city was known as Gushi in the Western Han Dynasty (206BC-24AD); and in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), it got its name Turpan, which means 'the lowest place' in the Uygur language and 'the fertile land' in Turki. Lying in the Turpan Basin, the elevation of most of the places in the area is below 500 meters (1,640 feet). Turpan is the city with the lowest elevation in China.

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English Name: Turpan

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Chinese Name: 吐鲁番 (Tulufan)

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Turpan Maps Free Download

Find maps of Turpan, including Turpan's regional location to other parts of China as well as . Our Turpan travel guide ( includes weather, living, food, weather, transportation, etc.) has heaps of useful information and tips! > See More

Shopping in Turpan

What to buy in Turpan? In Turpan, tourists are advised to choose craftworks with ethnic characteristics when shopping. Colored hats, Yingjisha knives, and silk tapestries are very famous. Last but not least, Turpan raisi are said to be the best all over the nation. In Turpan,you can not miss the finest raisi. In addition, the grape wine of Turpan is famous. Turpan dep...> See More

Restaurants (Food) in Turpan

There are many delicious food in Turpan .Most locals in Turpan are Uigur. So mutton and chicken make up the most important part of daily diet. And Xinjiang people have a crush on noodles. The most famous food in Turpan is lamb kebab. You can find stalls selling this Xinjiang specialty everywhere. When night falls, the night markets are filled with the appealing smell of the ...> See More

Entertainment in Turpan

The summer is long and hot in Turpan,but the temperature drops rapidly after suet.So, people come up and gather together in ba, discos, cinemas and clubs to enjoy nightlife.Night market is one of the most attractive place in Turpan. Located on the west side of Travel Culture Square (Lvyou Wenhua Square),there is a big night market.Visto can taste famous Hui and Uygur f...> See More