Kashgar - the Silk Road capital of the Uyghurs

Kashgar - the Silk Road capital of the Uyghurs

Kashgar, the Silk Road capital of the Uyghurs, prods the imagination toward ancient trading camel caravans and epic landscapes traversed by people from far-away lands. The modern reality, though of different hue and pace, is not far from legend; the city, near the Torugart and Irkeshtam passes between Kyrgyzstan and China, has long been an important trading centre and nexus for different cultures. Hit the lively markets for a full immersion shopping and photography extravaganza. The bustle of commerce and the wares and chatter of a cultural fusion of merchants help the city retain its mantle as one of the Silk Road’s crowning jewels.

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