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Address: 11 Km Northeast of Turpan, Turpan 838000, China
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Raisins and Raisin everywhere

We went there in the afternoon and it was the hottest day of the month. Above 40 degrees centigrade. We avoided all the Chinese tourists. Our host, Mr Omar brought us to his... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 August 2016
auntiedoris
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Tokyo, Japan

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The agriculture made possible by the Karez system bringing water to the valley put the Turpan depression- China's Death Valley- on the ancient Silk Road maps and to this day produces some of the very best grapes, melons, apples, and apricots in the world. From the summer system to the earthen greenhouses used for winter agriculture, it is an amazing... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We went there in the afternoon and it was the hottest day of the month. Above 40 degrees centigrade. We avoided all the Chinese tourists. Our host, Mr Omar brought us to his vineyard and home. He offered us fresh grapes and raisins.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

It's not comparable to any grape areas in other countries - it is a Muslim area and wine is not their passion. But we spend some beautiful hours in the grape valley, tasting gape and - juices and having some nice walks outside of the valley. From the top, it is ver remarkable to grow fruits in such a density... More 

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Broadbeach, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

What a lovely relief from the hot summer temperatures of the Turpan Depression. Covering over 220 hectares, more than 300 tons of raisins are produced here each year. As well as grapes there are peach, apricot, apple and pomegranate trees. Fed by melt snow from the nearby Tian Shan mountains it is proof that all the desert needs is water.

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Beijing, China
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

We went there during the grape festival, which supposedly is the most interesting time of the year, It is basically catered for average Chinese tourists and the money you pay is wasted on artificial plastic statues and people trying to see you all kinds of boring things, Do not go !!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

An opportunity to visit a family that grew grapes and processed into sun dried raisins. At the end of the visit, there were raisins for sale. The price was higher than in the market. However, the money goes directly to the farmer. A way to improve the living standard of the Uighur family.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

All in all a pretty touristy set up with not too much of interest. I cannot stress strongly enough to avoid tasting the wine at all costs unless you enjoy the taste of bleach mixed with cheap vodka

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Beijing, China
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

Avoid this AAAAA chinese tourism board rated attraction. It is designed for Chinese mass tourists. There is nothing worth seeing or doing here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Grape Valley is an ordinary vineyard like we found in California or Barossa Valley in Adelaide, australia. The difference is the involvement of local farmers, mostly Uyghur in the system. I liked visiting the farmers' houses. The houses were unique, grapes were also grown in the house yard and the grape trees were used to cover the yard like as... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

The GRAPE VALLEY is certainly a MUST for the tourists living in countries without vines !!! The attraction is included in all tours in TURPAN. The best season to visit is around JUNE-AUGUST, as this is the season for the grapes. There many varieties of grapes and raisins on sales on the tourists sites. However, refrain buying grapes or raisins... More 

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