Day Tour of Kashgar City
Our Day Tour of Kashgar City gives you the opportunity to learn about Kashgar’s past and present with the help of professional and knowledgeable Uyghur guides. Our Uyghur guides from Kashgar know their hometown best.
Places to visit today: Id Kah Mosque , Tomb of Apak Hoja , Sunday Bazaar, Kashgar Old Town, Tomb of Yusup Has Hajip
One of our local born guides can take you on a magical tour through the city of Kashgar bringing to life everything you come across on your way.Below is an outline of the highlights of what we will see on a days city tour.
Id Kah Mosque
Tomb of Apak Hoja (also known as fragrant concubine)
Within the Sunday Market you can find sections selling headscarfs, Pakistani goods, textiles, dried fruits, shoes for men and shoes for women, spices and medicines, tradional Kashgar and hotan carpets, handicrafts, sweets, stationary, Uyghur knives, Uyghur hats, bags, musical instruments, clothes, building materials, honey, kitchen utensils and so on……..
A few years ago the Government extended and rebuilt the market, at that time they moved the livestock section of the market to a suburb of kashgar. Today the animal market can be found 6kms Southeast of Kashgar City. The animal market is also divided into areas specialising in particular animals including sheep, cattle, donkeys, goat and horses. If you are lucky sometimes you also can see camels and yak being traded, but not every Sunday. In the market you will have free time to take photographs and haggle for some souvenirs.
Kashgar Old Town
Tomb of Yusup Has Hajip
Yusup Has Hajip Tomb is located in the southern newer part of Kashgar city. Yusup Has Hajip is one of the most famous poet, scholar and thinkers of the Uyghur people. One of his most famous publications was the book titled “Wisdom of Happiness”. He was born in 1018 in Balasagun (today located somewhere in Kyrgyzstan) of Karahanilar Dynasty, and later immigrated to Kashgar. Yusup Has Hajip is highly respected by the Uyghur people who visit his tomb to pay their respects. The book “Wisdom of Happiness” is one of the first choices for Uyghur people when giving a gift of a book to their friends.