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  “Master Plan for the Protection of Cultural Relics and Development of Tourism in Turpan” (2000-2002)
As an important hub of communication in the ancient Silk Road, Turpan has a significant role in the history of communication between the oriental and western culture. The rich cultural heritage in Turpan is of great significance for the study of communications between the oriental and western world in economy, culture, science and technology, art, religion and ethnology. The cultural heritage in Turpan is an important part of the cultural heritage of China and the world.
This project was to make a master plan for the protection of regional cultural relics. Compared with other projects of this type, it involved the largest area (with 208 cultural sites under protection, 6 tourist attractions with special subjects and 1 special tourist route of ancient silk road in a city and two counties with an area of 70 thousand square kilometers.) and the most types of cultural heritage. (There were 20 stone artifact sites, 65 ancient tomb sites, 27 ancient tribe sites, 34 ancient architecture sites and 62 ancient military and communication sites). Adopting methods of statistics and classification in the making of the plan, we established a scientific system of cultural heritage appraisal and a standard for the designing of plans for the protection of regional cultural sites. Satellite photography, typology and statistics were first introduced in the comprehensive analysis and appraisal of the types and environment of cultural sites. Following the international concepts in cultural relics protection and making use of diverse disciplines such as history, archeology, geography, geology, geomorphology, ecology, and technology and management in environmental protection, the plan explored the following fields: the theory and content of plans for the integrated protection and utilization of immovable regional cultural heritage, strategies to coordinate the protection of regional cultural heritage, the protection of regional ecology, and the development of local tourism and economy. The contribution of this plan to the theory of city planning is its techniques in the integrated protection and utilization of cultural, ecological and tourist resources. 
This project laid a solid foundation for the key protection project of the “ancient silk road in Xinjiang” in the 11th Five-Year Plan for National Economic and Social Development. 
This project was awarded first prize in designing in China Architecture Design & Research Group in 2003, first prize of China constructional science and technology by the Ministry of Construction in 2004. It was also used as an example in the “Symposium on Designing Plans for the Protection of Major Historical and Cultural Sites ” held by the State Cultural Relics Administration in 2004.
 
 
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[Continued]General Chart of Resource Distribution Time:2008/3/31
 
 

 

 
 
[Continued]Appraisal Chart of Resource Distribution Time:2008/3/31
 
 

 

 
 
[Continued]General Chart of the Protection Plan Time:2008/3/31
 
 

 

 
 
[Continued]Bezeklik Cave Temple Time:2008/3/31
 
 

 

 
 
[Continued]aochang Old City Time:2008/3/31
 
 

 

 
 
[Continued]Bird’s –eye View of the Old city Between Two Rivers Time:2008/3/31
 
 

 

 
 
[Continued]Emin Minaret Time:2008/3/31
 
 

 

 
 
[Continued]Taizang Tower Site Time:2008/3/31