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The Great Silk Road Adventure: Xi'an to Istanbul

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Beside a beautiful artificial lake in Turpan is the four star Hou Zhou hotel. A short walk brings you to the local bazaar and promenade, adorned with grape plants, and the main museum. All 145 rooms are well furnished and have a television, air conditioning and safes. Categories include Standard, Deluxe and Executive Suites. The large ornately decorated lobby leads into a small dining and seating area as well as a bar. Chinese cuisine is served for breakfast but there is Halal food available. In the evenings, guests enjoy the Karaoke room and games room with chess and cards.

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