1 Day Kashgar City Cultural Tour
1 Day Kashgar City Cultural Tours
Destination:, Kashgar old town, Idkah mosque, Handcraft Street , Apak hoja tomb, Sunday Market, open food market , home visit in old town
Tour Description: Today with help of our knowledgeable guide and driver , you will be exploring the kashgar city pearl of Silk Road , western gateway to China at intersection of the southern and northern silk road trade route ,walking in the old town area , getting in touch with locals , eating your lunch in on of the families in old area would be life time experience in kashgar ,
Tour Overview: This is a private tour, we will assign private guide, car, van and bus according to the size of the group, and no other participants will be allowed to join in your group unless you agree. Also the tour is totally flexible. Moreover, if you would like to do some adjustment in this itinerary, please contact us in what area you are not satisfied, we can adjust the itinerary according to your time and budget
Additional Requests :if you have any requests including home staying with locals, learning Uyghur food ,visiting food markets, please mention to us when you book the trip , we will make special arrangements in the program without changing the itinerary
- Duration: 8:00AM -7:00PM
- Best time: Recommended on Sunday
- Departure Date: Anytime
- Where to start: pick up at your hotel in the morning and drop you off at your preferred destination
Kashgar has been claimed “the best-preserved example of a traditional Islamic city to be found anywhere in Central Asia”, although the city is becoming more developed, Kashgar unspoiled city, pearl of Silk Road , Gate way to central and south Asia located at the intersection of the southern and northern Silk Road ,
Being the Islamic cultural center and one of the influential touristic cities in Central Asia and China, Kashgar still Authentic, old Silk Road soil still exist, you must be the luckiest person to witness this old city before all be changed and disappear
So far today we will do full day excursion in this city, and visit south and central Asia Market, Apak Hoja tomb, Idkah Mosque and Kashgar old town, and enjoy the Uyghur local cuisines like kebab, hand pulled noodle in best Uyghur food restaurant in kashgar.
Kashgar Live stock Market: Open field agricultural market only held on every Sunday, Uyghur farmers type, very local atmosphere, business is all about the animals like sheep, yaks, goats, donkey, cows, camels and horses, it is must see place to visit when you are in kashgar ,
South and Central Asia Market: it is regular commodity market that has all sort of goods, Market attracts more than hundred thousand people every Sunday from nearby towns around the kashgar and from central Asian countries as well.
Apak Hoja tomb: Mausoleum is finest examples of Uyghur Islamic architecture in China, large dome of 17m is at the center surrounded by four corner minarets with strips and arabesque floral patterns initially built in 1640, powerful religious and political leader Apak hoja’s five generations of relatives buried inside the tomb,
Idkah Mosque: Being largest mosque in China and 12th largest in the world, Idkah mosque is unique best preserved Uyghur architecture in now days and can hold more than 20 thousand worshipers on Friday prayer. The mosque built in 1442，
Kashgar old town: well preserved more than 1000s years old Uyghur residential area, people began to settle down there 11 hundred years ago after Uyghur people converted to Islam during the period of Great Karakhanid Dynasty which had been dominated whole central Asia from 9th century to 13th century, Kashgar was a capital .and it was cultural, political and important transportation hub in Central Asia’s silk road, it is treasure of silk road. Karakhanid dynasty imperial palace was also located in this old town, and still some parts of palace wall visible
Because of it’s unique natural old fashion medieval style, old town attracted the attention of Hollywood to shot the film “Kite Runner”, most parts of the film was shot in this old town,
And more than60 thousands of Uyghur families still live here behind hand-carved poplar doors, many in tumbledown rentals, others in two-story homes that vault over the alleys and open on courtyards filled with roses and cloth banners. Current architectural and life style of people directly derived from Medieval Karakhanid Uyghur culture.
Possibly we have chance to visit one of the family and eating lunch with them according to your request