Karez Well System
Introduction to Karez Well System
The Karez Well System is constructed by the people of Xinjiang. The Karez Well System is a underwater irrigation system, over 2,000 years ago during the Han dynasty the basic shape was already formed, than it is passed on to middle Asia than to the Persian gulf. On the Turpan area, there are 1,100 different pipes, achieving 0.3 billion metres cube of water flow each year. It is the lifeline of the oasis.
Xincheng Ximen Village, Ya'er Country, Turpan
Karez System Museum
Admission Fee: 40 Yuan
1. Try to avoid visiting Karez Well System during the summer holidays and Golden Week in October. There are many tour groups and local tourists during national holidays.
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