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.
The house in old town is own by the people who are living in those house, and they can leave their house and land of the house to their children. The rule of Uyghur people to in heritage their parents property is the youngest son in the family will owns the house, takes care of their parents until the parents past away. The way the people in old town in Kashgar built their house and decorate their house is the unique and traditional way of Uyghurs Architecture. Most of the house in old town is two or more story houses; from out side looking it looks like simple but inside is totally different decorated, it is beyond your imagine.
Almost every Uyghur house has a small court yard, even the houses in the city in old town Kashgar. They have grape shelf, figs in the pot, pomegranate in the pot and some other type of flower, which works as a aircon for the house at a same time it keeps the flys away from the house. While you are visiting the old town, you can ask kindly to visit their house, they allow you to visit their house because it is the Uyghurs hospitality. Instead of doing research on the net or read more book about Uyghur culture you can visit old town and visit the Uyghurs house you can get more information then you read a book. So it is very important to visit old town in Kashgar rather then other city. Some house in old town has a history of more then few hundred years. While your visit in old town please respect locals custom and stay with your tour guide because it has too many small streets easy to lose.