Kashgar is in the extreme west of China and the Southwest
extreme of Xinjiang. It lies on the junction between the north
and south branches of the old Silk Road, making it an extremely
important trade city. The local population is a mixture of Uyghurs,
Han Chinese, Kyrgyz, Tajiks and Uzbeks, making Kashgar a
colourful multi-ethnic city.
The Sunday Bazaar is said to be the largest outdoor market in
mid-Asia. Traditionally, the bazaar was held only on Sundays.
Now it is divided into two sections now: a livestock district that
open only on Sundays, and a general district open every but
especially busy on Sundays.
The Tomb of the Fragrant Concubine is named for the grand-
daughter of the famous Abakh Hoja, who was the concubine of
the Chinese Emperor Qianlong, She was said to have been born
with a beautiful fragrance. The buildings here demonstrate the
grand style of the royal family of ancient Uyghur.
Kashgar Old Town
This 2000-year-old city is full of historic buildings. Many were
once home to important historical figures. Every one of these
streets can tell a story of the past.
Id Ka mosque
Id Ka mosque is the largest mosque in China. Every Friday, it
houses nearly 10,000 worshippers, though it may accommodate up
to 20,000. “Id Kah” means “a place of praying and celebrating