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The Art Street probably the most interesting street in Kashgar with colorful local features. The street is close to the Idgar Mosque and it runs around 1 kilometer. On the street are hundreds of old workshops and stalls selling a great variety of art crafts and other seemingly alien items.  

As an important point of interchange between China and the Central Asia, Kashgar served as a flourishing trade position in ancient time. Since the Tang Dynasty, the city's cultural and economical dominance gradually declined and finally abandoned in the Qing Dynasty. But till today, this ancient trading hub still retains vestiges of its outpost ambience, which is reflected in the Art Street.

The bustling street is squeezed full of Muslim vendors, veiled Muslim women and smart Central-Asian merchant, selling a huge variety of local items to travelers. The wide variety of items sold here include flowers-fringed caps, ancient ethnical embroiders, dazzling golden and silver jewelry, delicate wooden carvings, simple and unsophisticated pottery, skillfully-made red bronze ware, well-made melodious folk instruments, brilliant silk products, exquisite folk knives and much more. Walking along the street, you are looking history of Kashgar's colorful and remarkable local culture.

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2011-05-23
Ancient Art Street, Kashgar The Art Street probably the most interesting street in Kashgar with colorful local features. The street is close to the Idgar Mosque and it runs around 1 kilometer. On the street are hundreds of old workshops and stalls selling a ...Read More
2011-05-20
Paper cut scene depicting country life by artist Li Baofeng The first Chinese Paper Cutting Art Festival came to a close Tuesday in Yuxian county, Hebei province, where hundreds of folk artists and recognized intangible cultural heritage inheritors of paper ...Read More
2011-05-23
Traffic Subway Line No. nine gets under seven precious stations or under the Subway Line No. one Cao s treasure way stop, transfer it to going by Bus No.s 91, 92 under the new town road, walking for several minutes can reach the old street. Also can go to take ...Read More

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by Amberley 2011-05-20
Home >> Life&Art >> Arts The art of Thangka Source: Global Times [21:24 March 31 2011] Comments A young apprentice practices his work at an exhibition. Photos: CFP Although he's studied for three solid years, 20-year-old Qoipei Sherab is still only capable the most basic skills of Thangka painting: line drawing and color filling. Dianzin, 20, meanwhile, is ...
by Rand 2011-05-23
Introduce The travel cultural street of the last city lies in carp s urban area and scribbles in streets on the door and street of back city all the way nine, adjacent to the intersection of overseas Chinese hometown and the intersection of smalls and street in the east, the west unite one hundred the intersection of source and way, south famous the ...
by Averil 2011-05-23
Shuyuan Men is a cultural street located on the eastern side of South Gate. It was named after the Guanzhong Shuyuan (academy of classical learning) originally situated in the street. Guanzhong Shuyuan was the foremost educational institute in Shaanxi Province, and was one of the Four Famed Academies of Classical Learning during the Ming and Qing dynasties. ...