Turpan Travel Guide
Turpan is a prefecture-level city located in the east of Xinjiang, People's Republic of China. It has an area of 70,049 square kilometres and a population of 632,000. it has long been known as "Fire State" or "Land of Fire" for its extreme summer heat. This is due to it being in the second deepest inland depression in the world, with more than 4,000 sq. kilometers of land situated below sea level. It has recorded some of the hottest summer days in China, with temperatures as high as 130 degrees F. or nearly 55 degrees C.
Turpan, an oasis city, is located at the southern foot of Bogda Peak and in the center of TurpanDepression. Because of the drastic 5,000-meter difference in height between the mountain tops and the bottom of the depression, the scenery too, varies greatly at different altitudes from perpetual snow at the summits to green oasis at the foot of the mountains