Karez Wells is part of the Tentative list of China in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
Turpan water system, called Karez, is a vertical tunnel system adapted by the Turpan (Turfan) people. There are more than 1400 Karez wells in Turpan. Karez wells are a successful application of the sinking technology of the Central Plains in the area. In the oasis of Turpan, Karez wells nourish the crops, nurture the people in this oasis and provide water sources for the passing merchants who are traveling through the great desert.
Map of Karez WellsLoad map
The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
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2008 Added to Tentative List
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