This 1-day tour gives everybody the opportunity to explore Kashgar city. The highlights include Id Kah Mosque ,Apak Hoja Tomb ,Handicraft Street and the Old Town.
Depart your hotel at 9am
Your exploration begins with a visit to the Id Kah Mosque: This is the largest mosque in China, and the most famous mosque in Xinjiang. The construction of the mosque started in the middle of the 15th century, and the mosque has gradually developed to its present size. The buildings of Id Kah Mosque look magnificent and solemn, and display the artistic styles of Islamic mosque architecture. The Mosque has an area of about 16,800 square meters, consisting of the Pray Hall, the Koran teaching Hall, the Corridor, the Arches and other buildings attaching to it. The Pray Hall of the mosque, which can hold 4,000 prayers, is supported by 140 carved wooden pillars.
Then exploring the famous Apakh Hoja Tomb: This Mazar is the holiest place in Xinjiang for the Muslims, and an architectural treasure. Built in 1640, it is reminiscent of the Central Asian artistic style of Samarkand or Isfahan. The site is also known as the Xiang Fei (Fragrant Concubine) Tomb in memory of Abakh Khoja’s granddaughter, Iparhan, who was the Fragrant Concubine of Emperor Qianlong of Qing Dynasty. A handsome blue-and-white tiled gate leads into the compound, which includes a small religious school and the Abakh Khoja family tomb. The latter is domed and faced with muti-color tiles. It is the most complete Islamic tomb dating from the beginning of the Qing Dynasty.
Stop at a Local Restaurant for lunch, while eating the local food, you will enjoy the music and dancing performance
Finally you will visit Handicraft Street: Handicraft Street, or Zhiren Street, is a fascinating place showing the distinctive custom and culture of Kashgar, with many full-time handicraftsmen working on the street and hundreds of workshops and booths alongside. This street is an exhibition for traditional Kashgar and mid-Asian handicrafts. Copper, metal, porcelain, woodwork, jewellery and other goods are seen to be made here and you will marvel at the incredible devices like the wooden objects that prevent babies from wetting the bed.
Return to hotel around 5pm
Your tour guide and driver will pick you up at 9:00am in your hotel’s lobby
You will heading directly to the Sunday Bazaar(Livestock Market).Sunday Bazaar is called “Sunday” bazaar but it is open everyday.This livestock-exchanging market can dating back to Han Dynasty, two thousand years ago.Local farmers and buyers arriving by donkey cart, truck, bicycle, horseback, ute, motobike, or on foot, with their animals. So street around the bazaar is quite busy.Once the farmers arrive, they start to eat breakfast, set up their animals. Sellers start to show off their animals as “good eaters” (most go as livestock, not meat). The entire experience is fascinating and fun. Even you don’t take part in the exchange, you would also love the friendly trading atmosphere and the novel objects that they sell.
Then continue to the Old Town: Kashgar is an ancient city, and in walking the streets of its Old Town, one gets the sense of what this legendary Central Asian hub was like in the days when the Silk Road was at its zenith. 500-year old remnants of the city wall, narrow lanes and colorful multi-ethnic crowds combine to make Kashgar’s historic district a highlight of any visit to the city. Visit the small alleys to look at the characteristic Uygur residences. You will experience and enjoy the culture and history that has been retained in the small alleys and deep courtyards. In the alleys on platforms beside the residence you could marvel at the even more ancient primitive workshops for hand-made earthenware. Some 17 or 18 antique workshops have been restored.
Enjoy a delicious local lunch , then you will be transferred to your hotel
DEPARTURE TIME & LOCATION
The pick up location is in your hotel’s lobby,your guide will hold a sign with your name writen on
It’s a heavy day with a lot of walking. So be sure to wear comfortable shoes and have a good sleep the day before
This is an exclusive private day Tour. Once your tour is confirmed, that tour will no longer be available to anyone else except for your own traveling party.
We offer the Authantic Local food in the local restaurant,if you have special request please tell us in advance
‘The quotated price is for a tour between 8 hours,additional hours are billed $15 per hour for the guide and $15 per hour for the driver.
The itinerary is flexible,we can adjust it according to your personal interests/weather/any unexpected conditions
In China,children’s discount are based on height,please let us know your children’s height,so we can give you the children’s discount accordingly
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