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Kashgar Dawakul Lake

Dawakul Lake Desert

Dawakul Lake is located 130km from kashgar, on the southeastern tip of the Taklimakan desert. Dawakul in Uyghur means “curing lake” and for many centuries people have visited the lake to swim in its waters seeking cures for their ailments. Read more »

kashgar corner lake

Corner Lake

Corner Lake (Bulung Kul) is a tranquil shallow lake. Flowing into this lake is the Gaz River, originating from the Karakul Lake.

this river carries sand to the lake which has then been picked up by the wind and blown to create impressive sand covered mountains on the far side. You can take very nice photographs of the lake with stunning reflections of the sand mountains. Read more »

Karakoram Highway

Karakoram Highway

Karakoram Highway. Leaving Opal our journey will take us along the famous Karakoram Highway beginning in Kashgar and ending in Islamabad, Pakistan, this road is in excess of 1000km long. Read more »

Shipton's Arch

Shipton’s Arch

Shipton’s Arch is the tallest natural arch in the World at a towering 500m high and 100m wide, meaning that a small airplane can pass through! It is one of the least well known top twenty natural wonders of the World. It was first documented after a visit in 1947 by English mountaineer Eric Shipton, who made the arch known to the West in his book Mountains of Tartary. Read more »

Tashkorgan Stone City

Tashkurgan

Tashkorgan is an interesting small town located on the Pamir Plateau. This area was extremely isolated until the rebuilding of the Karakoram highway in 1987 and even today the local community still lives in a very traditional fashion with only a single road reaching here from Kashgar it has retained a certain uniqueness. Read more »

Kashgar Old Town

Kashgar Old Town

Kashgar is famous with its old town. It is located across road of the Id Kah mosque till reach to the Sunday market. The people who are living in old town are 100% Uyghur’s. They’ve been living in this old town since the city of kashgar is formed so it has a history of more then 2000years old. Read more »

Kashgar Sunday Market

Kashgar Sunday Market

Sunday market also called Yinggi Bazaar or Farm Trade Market in Uyghur language. It is located east of Kashgar city. Sunday market is the biggest market in central Asia; it has a history of more then two thousand years old. Read more »

Karakol Lake

Karakul Lake and Muztagh Ata

Meaning of Karakul Lake is black lake in Kirgiz and Uyghur language. Meaning of Muztagh Ata is Father of Ice Mountain in Kirgiz and Uyghur language. Karakul Lake and Muztagh Ata Mountain are located southwest of Kashgar city; it is about 190kms from Kashgar city. Read more »

Id Kah Mosque

Id Kah Mosque

Meaning of Eid Kah in our Uyghur language is Place for festival. It is located in the center of Kashgar city. Id Kah Mosque is a great magnificent Islamic building. It has a history of more than five hundred years old. Read more »

Apak Hoja Tomb

ApakHojaTomb Mausoleum

ApakHojaTomb Mausoleum also called fragrant concubine tomb (Xingfei in Chinese). It is located 5kms northeast of Kashgar City. It is said that, altogether seventy two persons from five generation of the same family were buried in the Apak Hoja mausoleums. Read more »

Tomb of Yusup Has Hajip

Yusuf Has Hajib Tomb

Yusup Has Hajip Tomb is located on Sports Road opposite side of the Kashgar Radio Station. Yusup Has Hajip is a Uyghur poet,  scholar and thinker, he was born in 1018 in Balasagun (Today its somewhere in Kyrgyzstan) of Karahanilar Dynasty, and later immigrated to Kashgar. Read more »

Tomb of Muhammad Kashgari

Mahmud Kashgari Mausoleum

Muhammad Kashgari Tomb is located in Opal Village, Shufu County of Kashgar. Muhammad Kashgari is an outstanding Uyghur scholar and linguist. Muhammad Kashgari was born in 1005 in Kashgar; he studied about Turkish dialects, and wrote the first comprehensive dictionary of Turkish languages in Baghdad city of Arab allies in 1072. Read more »

Mor Buddhist Pagoda

Mor Buddhist pagoda is located northeast of Kashgar city, its about 30kms far from Kashgar city.Mor Buddhist Pagoda was built in 7th century during the Tang dynasty, destroyed about 12th century. It is close to the Hanoi Ancient city, according to the research, it used to be the place where the monks live. Read more »