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Inside the Karez  
   

Inside the Karez

Underground the karez don't look very spectacular. Still, with the length of 3000 kilometres and that they were dug by hand they are one of the great wonders of ancient China
China 2010 part II - Xinjiang Province

July 2nd 2010
Ürümqi and Turpan On this trip in China I also went to Xinjiang Province for a few days. Xinjiang Province is in the far west of China and is largely an inhospitable place with large deserts and high mountains. I have several reasons for visiting this part of China. One is sightseeing of course. I have for many years had a wish to visit the city Turpan not far from Ürümqi. But ... read more
Asia » China » Xinjiang » Urumqi

Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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