Kashgar ancient town contains a large group of Uygur
residential houses . The Old Town city is now home to 630 homes
with more than 2450 people, all of whom are Muslims.
The town has a history of over 2,000 years. It was said that
Banchao, Eastern Han's envoy to the Western Region once stayed here
on his way. It was a summer palace during the Kalahan Dynasty.
The town is located at a precipitous position with mud-thatched
buildings densely built one atop another. Numerous small lanes
crisscross the town and reach every corner of it. inside the town,
are those hundreds-year-old, most of which are two or three-storyed
simple architecture. Usually, each house is equipped with a
staircase leads to the building top but be cautious that all of the
staircases haven't been facilitated with protecting chains.
Moreover, some architecture is dilapidated which seems to collapse
at any time. For the sake of safety, when traveling there do not be
away from your group and tour guides and climb those staircases
Each house has a courtyard, some big and some small, the size of
which is due to the terrain. Similarly, all the yards grow the
Muslim-favored trees and flowers, such as mulberry, figs,
megranate, almond, grape, rose, China rose. The yards are heavily
shaded, proving a tranquil environment for relaxing and refreshing.
Inside bigger yards, the owner even built up a pergola for grape