Kashgar is China's Muslim center. It used to be an important stop
on the centuries-old Silk Road. The city's relative inaccessibility
has had a great influence on its character. This place feels, looks
dramatically different from the rest of China, even from the rest
of Xinjiang. on Sundays, the bustling markets are packed with
distinctively dressed Uygurs, ambitious Central Asian traders and
veiled Muslim women.
Muslim features are visible throughout the city. Mosque towers high
up above mud-thatched houses. The lush green open valley of
Kashgar with tall poplars is famous for cultivation of fruits,
vegetables, grains, cotton and livestock, and Uygur flavor.
Kashgar's importance in the history of Silk Road and its unique
culture endow the city with many historical sites,
includin the Abakh Khoja Tomb, Idgar Mosque, Kashgar Old Town,
Sunday Bazzar, Ancient Art Street and the Stone City.