Dawakun Desert features lakes with true desert landscapes, and
contains cultural relics of the Uygur culture. It is the nearest
desert from Kashgar City.
Dawaka Desert is an oasis at the rim of Taklamakan Desert,
featuring vast desert, flowing natural lakes and has relics of the
Uygur culture in nearby areas. Newly-built European style villas
and houses with Uygur ethnic features stand on the banks of the
lakes. There are many desert amusement and activities too. Visitors
can ride horses or camels on the desert, and it will be great to
watch sunrise or sunset on the desert.
- Ride horses or camels
- Watch or join Uygur activities, such as horse racing, wrestling and
whole lamb roasting
- Sliding on the sand
- Explore the historical and cultural relics in nearby villages
Dawakun Desert is located 110 kilometers or about 2 hours drive
from Kashgar City. It is the nearest desert from Kashgar City.
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