Day or Two Excursions around the Kashgar
We are not only organizing package tours for the Families and groups, but also arrange day or two Excursions for the Backpackers and Individuals as well.
We can help you to do day excursions both within the Kashgar and non touristic villages outside of Kashgar by providing transportation and guide, for more info PLZ email us using this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Day trip to Karakul Lake, Shipton’s Arch, Dawakul Taklimakan Desert Attraction,
Day explore the Kashgar city
Explore the non-touristic villages, Mour Buddha Pagoda and Sultan Satuq bughrakhan Mausoleum in Atush in one Day,
Karakul lake : it is rare highland lake in the world at the elevation of 3600m, located on the side of Karakoram highway ,200km south west of Kashgar ,it is surrounded by many snow capped high mountains like Mt Muztagh Ata(7546m) and Konggur (7649m).
Shipton's Arch : Largest Natural arch in diamiter of 400m ,150m wide ,located 80km northwest of Kashgar ,called Toshuk Tagh in Uyghur ,Arch named after first foreign visitor Shipton who attempted the Arch first time in 70s , drive high wheel vehicle as further as possible until the boot of Arch , then Hike up to the Arch about 4o minuts and enjoy the stunning scenery of the area , same way hike back to the vehicle and drive back to Kashgar
Dawakul Taklimakan Desert Attraction : located 120km southeast of Kashgar ,Dawakul is one of the top desert touristic attraction in Kashgar where the camels and desert four wheel vehicles are available for the tourists to ride , very touristic but it has good Sand dunes to do some photograph,
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.
Being the Islamic cultural center ofChina, now days Kashgar is very important western most special economic zone inChinaas it was also very important hub and earliest Islamic cultural center in central Asia'sSilk Road.
So far today we will do full day excursion in this city, and visit Kashgar Sunday livestock Market, south and centralAsiaMarket, 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 animal market only held every Sunday, Uyghur farmers type, very local atmosphere, business is all about the animals like sheep, yaks, goats, donkey, cows, camels and horses,
South andCentral AsiaMarket: 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 nowadays 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 than 40 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.
Non-touristic villages: there are many villages around the Kashgar which held the market on different days of the week , so we can take you to the local village markets ,local village markets are more local than the market in the city of Kashgar ,
Mour Buddha Pagoda: only Buddha ruin preserved in Kashgar ,it's history dates back to 7th century , it was originally the parts of Kashgar city when the Uyghur people were believed in Buddhism until Islam took over Kashgar in the middle of 10th century, since then it was abandoned and only pagoda left ,
Sultan Satuq bughra khan Mausoleum :located 40km north east of Kashgar, Sultan Satuq Boghra Khan was first ever Uyghur (Turk) to converted to Islam in the history, He was the fourth king of Kara-khanid dynasty( 840-1212) and converted to Islam officially in 934,since Uyghur people began to embrace Islam ,and eventually whole Uyghur’s became Muslim in 14th century, he died in 955 when he was waging war against Buddhist states and berried here in this mausoleum ,he is most respectful and very influential religious and political figures in the history of central Asia ,He established the Kara-khanid dynasty as first ever Uyghur (Turkic ) dynasty dominating central Asia and present day Xinjiang