The Silk Road
The Silk Road is a documentary series created through the joint cooperation of China's CCTV and Japan's NHK, exploring China's historical sites, villages, religions and cultures along the ancient trade route. Consisting of twelve episodes, the series takes us on a journey through the Silk Road within China.
Episode 08 - A Heat Wave Called Turfan. The Silk Road crew explore the hottest region on the Silk Road - Turfan, once called Land of Fire: Mud lake below sea level; people's life in the hot weather - sleeping in open air on roofs; reddish mountains known as Fire Mountains; its local economy - grape harvest and drying grapes; and underground water supply system - Karez. And also they take us on a journey to Gaochang, an ancient oasis town on the Silk Road: ruins of the town; paintings and artifacts showing the cultures of Gaochang.
|Episode 08 - A Heat Wave Called Turfan|
|Turpan - wikipedia
Turpan, also known as Turfan or Tulufan, is an oasis county-level city in Turpan Prefecture, in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China.
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