Loulan Kingdom

Ancient Shanshan Basin kingdom

Loulan, also called Krorän or Kroraina, was an ancient kingdom. It was based on an important oasis city on the Silk Road. It was known in the 2nd century BC on the northeastern edge of the Lop Desert. Loulan is now in Xinjiang, China.

A carved wooden beam from Loulan in the British Museum, 3rd-4th century.

The oasis has now dried up.