Kashgar, located in the farthest west part of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China, borders Taklamakan Desert in the east, Pamir Plateau in the west and Kunlun Range and Ali prefecture in the south, which covers an area of 162,000 square kilometers (62,549 square miles), and it is 1,473 kilometers (915 miles) away from the city center of Urumqi. There are 25 minority nationalities such as Hui and Uygur nationalities inhabiting here as well as Han nationality, 90% of whom are Uygur Nationality people. Kashgar was an important city along the Silk Road as well as the political, economic and... Kashgar Overview
Kashgar has become an intriguing attraction for the visitors from all over the world with its unique natural sceneries, precious historical relics and the hospitable local people, which endows the city with a profound sense of history, and it is called the Pearl in the Western Region. There are many attractions in Kashgar: Kashgar Ancient City, Kashgar Stone City, Abakh Khoja Tomb, Id Kah Mosque, Sunday Bazaar, Three Immortals Buddhist Caves, Parmir Plateau and the Mosque. Kashgar Attractions
- Kashgar ancient city: As the birthplace of Uygur culture, Kashgar Ancient City lies in the center of Kashgar City in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China, covering an area of 4.25 square kilometers (1.64 square miles) in total with a long history of more than 2,000 years, which is about one fifth of Kashgar City, and there are more than one fourth Uygur people living here from generations to generations.
- Id Kah Mosque: As the biggest mosque as well as the Islamic activity center, Id Kah Mosque is located in the center of Kashgar City, which is composed of a group of old architectures with a strong Islamic style.
- Stone City of Kashgar : As a famous city remains along the Silk Road in the ancient times, the Stone City of Kashgar is less than 100 meters in the north of Tashkurgan County in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China with a history of more than 2,000 years. It was where the middle route and southern route of the ancient Silk Road met as well as the junction that led to Pamir Plateau from Kashgar, Yingjisha, Shache and Yecheng.
Kashgar has continental climate with the dry and windy weather owing to its unique location, which features a long summer and a short winter each year. The best time to visit Kashgar is from August to September when the fruit are ripe. The traditional festival is a special event held in December the 10th each year, and please don’t miss it if you are just in time in Kashgar City. Kashgar Weather
Nowadays it is very easy for the visitors by air, train and bus from Urumqi the capital of Xinjiang to Kashgar City. There are daily flights to Urumqi as well as the international airline services. At the same time, there are regular trains and bus services between Urumqi and Kashgar. Kashgar Transportation
- Railway: As the terminal station of southern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Kashgar Railway Station is about 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) away from Kashgar city center, so the railway transportation is convenient. The bus No. 26 and 28 will take you to the city center from Kashgar Railway Station each day.
- City Transportation: Kashgar city transportation is very convenient with more than 30 bus routines and taxies to take you to every corner of the city.
- Highway: Kashgar Bus Station is located in the south of Jie Fang Road. The developed highway system extends to 8 directions with Kashgar City as center.
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