The Magic of Kashgar

Long one of the Silkroad’s most mystical locations – along with Samarkand and Bokhara in Uzbekistan, Kashgar, sitting in the far west of what is nowadays China is the junction between the east-west silkroad joining China to Europe and the north-south road from Urumqi to Kashmir (which we saw the remnants of in the north of Pakistan). It is the capital for the Uyghur population and despite now being the centre of one of China’s Economic Development Zones, its Uyghur population and their traditional activities of agriculture, carpet-making and metalwork still make this a really magical place to visit if you seek out the Uyghur enclaves. The pictures can tell you the feel of the place better than words can.

 

Photos of Kashgar

2 Responses to The Magic of Kashgar

  1. Biker.my June 3, 2014 at 3:58 pm #

    Is it a condo there? in kashgar?

    • Gareth Morgan June 10, 2014 at 11:55 am #

      It’s typical of what you see in the Est. The Chinese build these massive complexes of tall apartment buildings and then they order communities to move into them because they either have to move West to the frontier or – if they’re local Uyhgur communities living in mud huts – they;re going to get their existing houses bulldozed.

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