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Address: East of Tianshan, Turpan, China
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This county is truly a desert oasis. It appears out of the desert and disappears as quickly as it came. I really enjoyed the Kumtag Desert sand park.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 February 2014
Urumqi, China

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Such a beautiful part of china, rich in food, culture and sight seeing, So much to see and do in the Turpan Desert Area, it truly is spectacular, But as typical of most china Don't expect above 3 star service in anything, do your research before you go and pay a translating guid, but don't trust or rely on them... More 

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Urumqi, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

This county is truly a desert oasis. It appears out of the desert and disappears as quickly as it came. I really enjoyed the Kumtag Desert sand park.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2013

Wouldn't really call it a tourist attraction but you will drive through Shanshan to get to tourist attractions in the area.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2012

Shanshan County is a place, not an attraction. The only attraction there is the sand park - see separate review -- that I visited on an earlier trip. This time I went to see the grape festival, and on the proper day the town was decked out in bunting and banners advertising the festival. What transpired was: 1) The festival... More 

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