The main street is full of mosques, one after the other, and this photo is a close up of the entrance and two central minarets to ‘the green mosque’.
4-6% of China’s population (i.e. 40-60 million) are Muslim. Amongst other things Turpan is famous in China for its grapes, and is home to the annual grape festival.
Taken on: December 5, 2006
Location: Turpan is located in the center of the XinJiang province in an area known as the “Turpan Depression”, 328ft. below sea level, the lowest and the hottest place in all of China.