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Karez System: Tours & Tickets

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Xincheng Ximen Village, Ya'er Country, Turpan 838000, China
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We were rather fascinated by the way that the irrigation was created few thousand years ago and how the system was able to benefit so many people along the desert
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If you have extra time and have not already learned about the irrigation system, I would recommend visiting the museum. You can get the same information online, and the museum isn’t amazing, but it’s indoors and worth knowing about the irrigation system in this part of the
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The place is not interesting but the engineering system is fantastic taking into consideration that they built this more than 2000 years ago and some are still being used today.
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There is a museum to look through before you enter an enlarged area underground to view the Karez. There were so many Karez's in it's day all being fed with underground water from the mountains.
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You enter from the parking lot across the street and take a pedestrian underpass to get to the museum side. The walkway to the museum building has old digging equipment and life of the ancient workers doing their jobs. The building is small but houses an interesting diorama
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