Err? What is the Gigantic Lamp doing here? Have I mistakenly entered the City of Aladdin?
Illustration of surface construction of Karez Irrigation System. The Karez Irrigation System, with history of 2000+ years, is made up of a horizontal series of vertically dug wells that are linked by underground water canals to collect water from the watershed surface runoff from the base of the Tian Shan Mountains and the nearby the Flaming Mountains. The canals channel the water to the surface, taking advantage of the current provided by the gravity of the downward slope of the Turpan Depression. The canals are mostly underground to reduce water evaporation.
More info regarding Karez Irrigation System. Click on the picture (for a bigger view) only if you are really interested.. :P
The underground water canal. And I'm shocked when I reached the basement or underground, cos it is extremely cool underneath, just like the natural air conditioner. And it's so hot up there in the ground surface. What a relief..
Wanna play hide and seek here? But better
Keep Fingers Crossed KFC that you won't See Ghost if u really wanna play hide and seek. :P
Out of curiosity, I touched the water and it's cold. But of course I didn't taste it lah.. I'm not that adventurous :)
The water from the underground canals provide a stable water resource all year round as the weather is hot and dry in Turpan, and it seldom rains. Mmm... What's up next? ;)