John’s Information Café
Xīnjiāng’s second-largest museum houses a rich collection of relics recovered from archaeological sites across the Turpan Basin, and...
Emin Hoja, a Turpan general, founded this splendid Afghan-style structure in 1777. Also known as Sūgōng Tǎ after Emin’s son Suleiman,...
There are several mosques in town. The most active of them, City Mosque , is on the western outskirts about 3km from the town centre.
Popular with locals for its ornate Central Asian decor (think painted alabaster and chintzy chandeliers) and diner-style booths. The...
Lonely Planet review
This backpacker refuge has a quiet location in the backyard of the Tǔlǔfān Bīnguǎn. Western and Chinese dishes are offered and the ice-cream sundae is a treat in Turpan’s blistering heat. There is little in the way of traveller information.