Grape Valley Grape valley of Turpan is lacated western slope of the Flaming Mountain, northeast of Turpan city; it is about 15kms far from Turpan city. The Grape Valleys both side are covered with luxuriant vines, mulberry, peach, apricot, apple, pomegranate, pear, fig, walnut, elm, poplar, and willow trees.
While it is sweltering hot at the foot of the Flaming Mountains, it is cool all day around in grape valley. It is a world of unique beauty, presenting a striking contrast with the hot, dry and barren outside. Cushioned by green grass and graced with green trees, the grape valley is a world of green with brooks, canals and sparkling springs. In the depths of the grape valley lies a guesthouse, where tourists can relax and enjoy the scenery from elegant pavilions and corridors under the shady grape trellises, where clusters of ripening grapes hang. Nearby the hosts lay tables spread with every variety of grape, muskmelons and their own wine for the enjoyment of their guests. Grape Valley is 8kms long, 0.5km wide. Grape Valley has a population of more than 5,000 people; they are consisted of Uygur, Hui and Han nationalities. People who have been growing grapes and melons in Grape Valley doing generation after generation. Grape Valley has more than 400 hectares of cultivated land, 220 hectares of which is grape-growing area. People started to grow grapes in flaming mountain more then 1,000 years ago. People grow seedless white, rose-pink, mare-teat, black, Kashihar, Bijiagan and Suosuo grapes. Grape Valley produces 6,000 metric tons of grapes and more than 300 metric tons of raisins per year, there is a fruit winery producing several kinds of wines which sell well across the China.