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Grape Valley 葡萄溝






Despite the sweltering summer heat that hits Turfan, the 7 km Grape Valley remains cool and humid.
Grapes were first grown in the city over 2,000 years ago and together with Turfan's melons and wines,
soon became the region's specialty products.
The delicious produce was often presented as tribute to the Tang imperial court.

The Grape Valley is filled with trellised walkways, that in the peak season of July to August, are covered with bunches of grapes.
The valley produces the famous seedless white grape, horse nipple's grape, and red and black grapes in the fall.
In the valley you will find a park as well as patios and outdoor tables where you can enjoy the grapes and other fruit.

葡萄長廊 葡萄長廊 葡萄架 晶瑩如珍珠
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