Kashgar is sited west of Taklamkan Desert at the feet of the Tianshan mountain range and is a oasis.Kashgar is a remote desert oasis in "another world". The region is completely different than any other part of China in tradition, costume and lifestyle. The western most city of China is the solo outpost of civilization from the vast Taklmakan Desert to the Karakorun Mountains.
Fragrant Lady's Tomb: Abakh Hoja Mosque, located about five kilometers northeast of Kashgar, is an ancient Islamic building set among poplar trees. Abakh Hoja Mosque is "Xiangfei" in Chinese, which means "Fragrant Concubine" who is the only Uigur concubine among the 41 wives of Emperor Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).
Kashgar Sunday Market : Located in the middle of nowhere as the last station on the old Silk road from Rome to Beijing, lies this active trading area. Every week on Sundays, the entire community gathers here to shop at this lively market. Here, you can find people selling various commodities from fruits and vegetables to accessories and garments to tools and handicrafts.
Id Kah Mosque : You cannnot come to Kashgar without paying a visit to Id Kah Mosque because it is one of the most famous attractions here. In fact, the gate tower has become the symbol of the historical city of Kashgar. It is the largest Islamic mosque in China and famous all over the world.
Abakh Khoja Tomb
Abakh Khoja Tomb is the family cemetery of Kashgar area Islamic leader in 17th century. It is a masterpiece of Uigur architecture.
Three Immortals Buddhist Caves
They are one of the earliest Buddhist caves in western China, and are possibly 300 or 400 years older than Mogao Caves.
Meaning Stone City in Turki, Tashkurgan was so named after an ancient city, more than 2,000 years old. TZXCXhe Stone City is located in the north of Tashkurgan County, Xinjiang Province.
Karakuri Lake presents a fair and charming picture depicting snow-covered mountain, green grass, mirror-like water and livestock..
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Tianshan, the hinterland of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region; the edge of Taklamakan Desert; the northeast edge of the largest basin in China, Tarim Basin>>>Korla Travel Guide
Located at the foot of the snow-capped Tianshan Mountain Range, Urmuqi is the capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwest of China. The place became known to foreign visitors mainly for its role as the last stopover along the" Silk Road".>>> Urumqi Attraction
Located in the eastern part of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Turpan, which was called Gaochang in ancient times (from 328AD to 1275AD), is an important place on the Silk Road. Lying in the Turpan Basin, it is at the lowest-elevation anywhere in China. Recently, it has become a tourist hot spot of Xinjiang with its unique landscape, abundant historical relics, and fertile farmland.>>>Turpan Attractions
As the cradle of ancient Xinjiang civilization, the important town on the Silk Road and Jade Road, and the place where East meets East, Hetian is a place worth visiting very much. There resplendent and outstanding ancient and modern civilizations have been made by great Hetian people. Large numbers of ancient culture sites as well as various tales of legendia, historical stories and numerous ancient castles, battlefield, beacon towers, manors, coins, etc. clearly record the footprints of an ancient civilization in the history. At present time, relying on its Hetian Jade, woolen carpet, and charming sights and industrious people, Hetian will glitter again in the Chinese territory>>>Khotan