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About Kashgar

Kashi, otherwise known as Kashgar, is a city in China’s extreme west, very close to the Tajikistan border. It is situated in the Xinjian Uyghur Autonomous Region, home to China’s Muslim Uyghur ethnic minority. Because of the Muslim influence, the city is very different from others in China. It is home to China’s largest mosque. Id Kah, and the tomb of Abakh Khoja, considered by many Uyghers to be a prophet second in importance only to Mohammed. It is the rare and brave traveler who makes his or her way to Kashgar, and while specific tourist attractions and activities are few, the unique culture and lifestyle of the local people are an extremely interesting and spiritual experience.

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Kashgar Old Town
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Kashi Old Town is located in the center of Kashgar City, Xinjiang. It has a history of 100 years and is a representative of Kashgar and Uyghur cultural classics. It is also one of the famous tourist attractions in Kashgar and Xinjiang. Most of the buildings in the old city are full of Islamic and Uighur styles. The streets are criss-crossed and uniform in style, making them ideal for taking pictures. Visitors stroll through it, as if walking into the exotic areas of Central Asia, it feels amazing.
Id Kah Mosque
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The Id Kah Mosque is located in the heart of the old town of Kashgar and is one of the largest mosques in the country. There are many buildings in the temple that are spectacular and very Islamic, and you can visit them one by one. Here you can see the grand scene of the worship and feel the strong religious atmosphere. The Etihad Mosque is a courtyard-style temple. The main entrance to the east side of the temple is the huge Etihad Square, a landmark of Kashgar. There are many people in this big square in this casual game.
Tomb of the Fragrant Concubine
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Located in the village of Haohan in the eastern outskirts of Kashgar, formerly known as Apak Khoja Mausoleum, the Tomb of Fragrant Concubines is a mausoleum of the famous Islamic family in Xinjiang. There is the legend that the Fragrant Concubines of Emperor Qianlong was buried here. The name was gradually spread, replacing the original name. In fact, there are tombs of a large family with several generations, and the Tomb of Fragrant Concubines is just one of them.
Kashgar Grand Bazaar
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Bazaar, Uyghur means the market. Kashgar is an important city on the ancient Silk Road and one of the major commodity distribution centers of the time. The full name of Kashgar Grand Bazaar is "Kashgar Central and Western Asia International Trade Market". The locals call it the East Gate Grand Bazaar. It has a history of more than 2,000 years. It was known as the Asian Grand Bazaar and was a large international trade market in the Northwest.

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China is an enormous country. The world’s most populous nation is a case study in contradiction. Gleaming skyscrapers dot the Shanghai skyline while the garrison at Jiayuguan has guarded the country’s western approaches since the Ming Dynasty. Time seems frozen in Shangri-La, deep in remote Yunnan Province. Beijing’s modern architecture rises above centuries old, densely-packed hutongs. Everywhere you go you find a country constantly moving towards the future yet never managing to escape its past. In this short guide, we provide our recommendations to those places that captured our imagination. Places that stuck in our heart and minds long after we left. This is our insider’s travel guide to contemporary China.
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Here are the best places to visit in Kashgar, including: Kashgar Museum, Pantuo City, People's Square, Mo'er Pagoda, Sanxiandong Scenic Area.