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Kashgar Guide

Tourism Kashgar

 

Kashgar Travel Guide

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Kashgar (or Kashi) is situated in the southwest of Xinjiang. From the west, this is the first point of arrival on land routes from Pakistan and Kirgyzistan. Long a vital stop on the Silk Road, this remote city some 4000 km from Beijing, used to take up to six months to reach from the capital! This all changed in the 1930's when Kashgar became a crucial meeting point for three empires--the Chinese, the British and the Soviet Union. A haven for spies and housing some fabulous consulate buildings, this city was used as a bastion by the Brits looking west towards India, and the Soviets, thought to be plotting to absorb Xinjiang. In 1935, the city was effectively run by the Soviets until WWII when it came back under Chinese control.

Today, despite modernization and architectural decline, the city manages to meet most visitors' expectations. The most striking thing about Kashgar is the Turkestan influence visible on the streets and in the homes here. This place feels, looks and even smells dramatically different from the rest of China, more so than any other city in Xinjiang. And this is no great surprise really, considering that 90% of the population is practicing Muslims and Uigur bazaars, tea houses and faces dominate the streets. What's more, this is the only city in Central Asia where the women choose to veil their faces. The old streets, restaurants and markets here are great for exploring. The city is particularly busy between May and October; jam packed with merchants and traders hot-off the Karakoram Highway from Pakistan and Kirgyistan.

Kashgar has a temperate continental climate, with large periods of sunshine and little rainfall. With a short warm winter and a long cool summer, temperatures in the city are pleasant most of the year. The four seasons in Kashgar are very clear. The average temperature for the year is 11.8 degree, the average temperature of the coolest month of January is 6 degree below zero, and in the hottest month, July, the average temperature is 27 degree. The average rainfall here is only 121mm.

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Kashgar + China Tours

Kashgar City Tour from $48.00
This tour will take you to visit the Old town of Kashgar, Kashgar Sunday Market (Dabazha), Eid Kah Mosque and Abakh Hoja Tomb in Kashgar City, you'd enjoy the different sightseeings, culture, the pople and so on...
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Train Tour-Silk Road Exploration from $1,834.00
This Silk Road tour covers exotic places like Xian, Lanzhou, Jiayuguan, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi, Kashgar. For people like Silk Road history and tours with cultural aspects.
12 days Read Details
 
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Kashgar City Tour

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