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Kashgar Travel Guide
Geographical Position
As the most west city of China, Kashgar has been an important trading center since the days of the Silk Road, and still is today. Kashgar is situated at the west of Taklamakan Desert at the feet of the Tian Shan mountain range, south of Argu Tagh mountain range Area
The total area of Kashgar is about 111,794 square kilometers.

Population

There are 3,762,700 people in Kashgar, in which urban population occupies 834,200.

Nationalities
There are many ethnic groups in Kashgar, including Han, Hui, Uygur, Uzebk, Kazakstan, Man, Mongolian, etc.

History
Kashgar has a history of more than 2,000 years. The earliest mention of Kashgar in history is when the Chinese Han Dynasty envoy traveled the Northern Silk Road to explore lands to the west.

Weather
Kashgar has a temperate continental climate, with large periods of sunshine and little rainfall. The frost-free period can last for about 215 days.

Local products
Local products in Kashgar are maize cotton, barley, wheat, highland barley, rape, sesame, peanuts, and so on.

Major Attractions

Abakh Khoja Tomb, Karakul Lake, Kashgar Bazaar, Stone City, Three Immortals Buddhist Caves, Id Kah Mosque, etc.

Kashgar Shopping
Kashgar Shopping

Shopping in Kashgar will be a joyful experience for you. You can find many fancy things which are different from what you have seen before in Kashgar. The most famous products are handicrafts and fruits. Don't forget to taste the sour and sweat pomegranate.



Kashgar Dining
Kashgar Dining

Local food is the cultural mirror of a region. Kashgar is the most west city of China. Due to the special position, Kashgar food is influenced by both China Northwest and Central Asian countries. Kashgar hosts a fascinating collection of Muslim food with Central Asian flavor.



Kashgar Weather
Kashgar Weather

Situated in the central Asia, Kashgar is the most west city of China. Kashgar belongs to temperate continental climate. Like most cities in northwest of China, Kashgar is dry all year round. The four seasons in Kashgar are very clear.
The annual average temperature for the year of Kashgar is 11ºC. The temperatures in the city are pleasant most of the year.
Kashgar has a long cool summer and a short warm winter. The coolest month is January, the average temperature is -6ºC; the hottest month is July, the average temperature is 27ºC.

Kashgar Nightlife
Kashgar Nightlife

There are not as many places serving alcohol and in Kashgar as in other areas of China. Several disco clubs are located in the center of Kashgar City around the hotels.

In Kashgar, the best thing to do is to go to the bazaars, which we call them “night markets”. At night, the streets around Id Kah Mosque comes more alive than the daytime with food stalls selling a smorgasbord of steaming goat stew with bobbling goats' heads, rings of intestines, and so on.


Kashgar Nightlife
Kashgar Nightlife

There are not as many places serving alcohol and in Kashgar as in other areas of China. Several disco clubs are located in the center of Kashgar City around the hotels.

In Kashgar, the best thing to do is to go to the bazaars, which we call them “night markets”. At night, the streets around Id Kah Mosque comes more alive than the daytime with food stalls selling a smorgasbord of steaming goat stew with bobbling goats' heads, rings of intestines, and so on.


Kashgar Attraction
Kashgar Attraction

It is said that you haven"t been to Xinjiang unless you have been to Kashgar. Kashgar is quite different from other cities of China. If you go to Kashgar for natural beauty, you will be disappointed. Kashgar is a place that is frequently visited for its historical interest ranther than natural beauty.

As one of the oldest but richest oasis at the west end of China. Kashgar is well known as a tourist destination. There are many tumuli and ancient buildings of Islam and Buddhism in and around Kashgar.

Kashgar Transportation
Kashgar Transportation

Kashgar has been an important trading center since the days of the Silk Road, and still is today. Although Kashgar is located at the extreme west of China, it is comparatively well connected to major transit lines.

Kashgar has been the transportation hub in the south of Xinjiang with complete airport, railway, and road service for many years.


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