Turpan  Oasis

Turpan Oasis

by Fang Dong

Turpan is called the land of Fire. Although it's very hot and dry, the water from the surrounding moutains and underflow nourishs the depression. The unique irrigation system named "Karez" was developed by the local pepole, by which water is introduced to the oasis surrounded by desert. Turpan is famous in China for grapes.