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Turpan is an ancient city, which was one of the most significant stops along the Silk Road. The town now thrives on tourism, with several key attractions located in or near the town.

Jiaohe is an ancient city, whose ruins have been preserved a short distance outside of town. There are also some caves, the Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, are located about 45 kilometres to the east and more than 40 of them contain murals.

This area is known for grapes, especially those turned to raisins, and it is possible to reach a place called Grape Gully just a short 10 kilometres from the city.

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Written by  Brooke Schoenman.

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