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2 Days Classic Kashgar City Tour

Urumqi - Kashgar

  • Abakh Khoja Tomb
  • Abakh Khoja Tomb
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During this tour, you will learn about the culture and history of this ancient city along the Silk Road. Things to do are: Id Kah Mosque, Abakh Hoja Tomb, Sunday Market...
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Visit:
Abakh Khoja Tomb
Id Kah Mosque
 
Kashgar Ancient Town
Kashgar Bazaar
Experience:
Soak in heavy Islam cultural atmosphere in mosques and yard;
Join the crowding Kashgar bazaar.

Sampling Itinerary Day by Day

Day 4 Kashgar City Tour (B, L)

After breakfast, you will visit the Abakh Hoja Tomb first which is not a simple tomb but an exquisite architectural complex including chapels, gardens, archways, etc., as the best place in the region to admire Uygur people’s extraordinary aesthetics and skills of Islamic architecture. It also offers a rare opportunity to see and learn about funeral custom celebrated Uygur families because there is a large Islamic family of five generations whose name is Abakh Hoja buried here. The Abakh Hoja was a local Islam master who had strengthened the spread of Islam in Kashgar area, which later earned a great reputation for him and his family.

Next, you will visit the landmark of Kashgar - Id Kah Mosque which is regarded as the holy shrine for the Muslims. Every day, there are thousands of Muslims worshiping here. In the history, Id Kah Mosque used to be a school where Islam culture and history was taught. Many scholars and honored clergies graduated from here.

Only several minutes' walking from the mosque is the exotic Kashgar Old Town where you can experience the authentic Uyghur living style. Explore the traditional earth buildings where local people are living in, walk through the famous Handicrafts Street where you can sew how the local craftsman making handicrafts. It is a good place to buy some interesting souvenirs for your families and friends. You will also take a break and enjoy a cup of local tea at the Ancient Tea House which is more than 100 years old. The locals also like to spend some leisure time in the tea house with friends and families - drinking, chatting and playing music sometimes.

Today’s activities end. Have a good rest in your hotel.

Kashgar Old TownId Kah Mosque is the most influential Islamic mosque in Xinjiang
Day 2 Kashgar - Karakul - Kashgar (B, L)

Today, you are going to visit the famous Karakul Lake, which is about 190 km/about 3 hours’ drive from Kashgar downtown. Although it is a long drive, you are surprisingly compensated by the constant landscape of the overwhelming Pamirs Plateau - harsh and lonely snow mountains, inhabited barrens, expansive grassland, pure glaciers, peaceful villages... Make a stop at Baishahu (White Sands Dunes Lake) where a tranquil lake lies under the towering snow mountains of Pamirs Plateau. The sands of Taklamakan Desert fly westward, get stopped by the edge of Pamirs and deposit at the slopes of the mountains, then get washed by the melting ice of the snow mountains, which is the reason why you can see white sand dunes surrounding the White Sand Lake.

You will get to Karakul Lake around noon. After lunch, throw yourself into the breathtaking scenery of the lake and its surroundings. With an altitude of 3600 meters, Karakul Lake is one of the most beautiful alpine lakes in Central Asia. It welcomes visitors with stunning views of pristine lake nestled against Pamirs mountains which provide an azure backdrop as they are covered with snow all year around, including three gigantic mountains - Muztagh Ata (7546 meters), Kongur Tagh (7649 meters) and Kongur Tiube (7530 meters). From other sides, there is a mixture of boundless grasslands, deserts and valleys. A few Kirghiz nomads put their yurts and graze their herds of sheep, horses and camels near the lake. Take your time to wander around the lake to enjoy the landscape and take photos until returning time.

Drive the same way back to Kashgar, and have a good rest in Kashgar city.

Tranquil Karakul Lake in OctoberReflection of Snow Mountain on Karakul Lake
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Kashgar Old Town
Kashgar Old Town
Id Kah Mosque is the most influential Islamic mosque in Xinjiang
Id Kah Mosque is the most influential Islamic mosque in Xinjiang
Tranquil Karakul Lake in October
Tranquil Karakul Lake in October
Reflection of Snow Mountain on Karakul Lake
Tranquil Karakul Lake in October

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