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Grape Valley & Sand Therapy Center

Grape Valley, Turpan, Xinjiang

 Grape Valley

Located about 13 km (8 miles) east of Turpan, Grape Valley is the best summer resort due to its shady and cool weather, sweet grapes and hospitable locals. Grape valley is not far from Flaming Mountain, but the weather is indeed as different as two worlds! Escaping from the dry heat of Flaming Mountain and walking along this 8 km-long (about 5 miles) fertile green valley, you may feel you are in grape heaven! Water piped from Tian Shan Mountain flows freely in Grape Valley. Various types of grape can be seen everywhere within the valley. Beautiful Uigur girls in their colorful ethnic costume perform intoxicating and exquisite local dances. You can also visit local families and enjoy the delicious local food.

Admission Fee: CNY 45

 Sand Therapy Center    
Sand therapy is very effective at alleviating the symptoms of arthritis, rheumatism, lumbago and skin diseases. The Sand Therapy Center lies 16 km (10 miles) northwest of Turpan City and is where most Turpan people and visitors alike take sand therapy. People lie or sit buried under the baking hot magnetite sand during summer, especially from between mid June and August. The center also provides treatment rooms, wards and canteens for both patients and visitors.  
Admission Fee: CNY10
Opening Times: From Middle of June to September

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