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The Apak Hoja Tomb in Kashgar

The Apak Hoja Tomb in Kashgar

The Apak Hoja Tomb and the Fragrant Concubine Almost 400 years ago, a Muslim ruler in Kashgar built a tomb for his family. Later one of his descendents, the Fragrant Concubine, became a famous concubine to the Chinese emperor and was interned in the tomb on her death. History Apak Hojia ws a revered Sufi

Chinese – The World’s Worst Airplane Passengers

Chinese – The World’s Worst Airplane Passengers

Flying in China is an experience because of the sheer numbers of people who fly, because of all the massive shiny new airports sprouting like mushrooms as China modernizes at an incredible rate and because of the behaviour of Chinese Passengers. Passengers of all nationalities and cultures can be obnoxious with a plan ticket in

Taxkorgan’s Stone City – An Ancient Silk Road City

Taxkorgan’s Stone City – An Ancient Silk Road City

The Stone City of Taxkorgan in Xinjiang Province Taxkorgan’s Stone City is a 2000 year old fortress and city located on a junction of the Silk Road between China and the west. History The history of the Stone City stretches back 2000 years ago to the beginning of the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD). At that time

Kashgar’s Old Town

Kashgar’s Old Town

Old Town, the Ancient Heart of Kashgar The Old Town in Kashgar has been the heart of the city for over 2000 years, is a splendid example of an ancient Islamic city and is in the process of being destroyed for safety reasons. History The origin of Kashgar’s Old Town can be traced back to

The Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar

The Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar

The heart of Kashgar is the Id Kah Mosque which is the largest and one of the oldest mosques in China. History The Id Kah Mosque was originally built in 1442 by by Shakesimierzha who was the ruler of Kashgar at the time. He built it as a cemetery so he could pray for the

Kashgar Sunday Market

Kashgar Sunday Market

The Kashgar Sunday Market is a thriving and bustling market open every Sunday for the sale of livestock. Visiting the market and seeing local Uygur farmers engaged in the serious business of buying and selling hordes of animals is eye opening and delightful cultural experience. You have not seen Kashgar until you’ve seen the Sunday

Kashgar Grand Bazaar

Kashgar Grand Bazaar

The Kashgar Grand Bazaar With over 2000 years of history, a mesmerizing selection of goods and a fascinating blend of cultures, Kashgar’s Grand Bazaar is one of Silk Road’s must see attractions. History and Background The history of Kashgar’s Grand Bazaar can be traced as far back as 120BC when the famous Chinese explorer Zhang

Kizil Thousand Buddha Caves

Kizil Thousand Buddha Caves

The Kizil Thousand Buddha Caves The Kizil Thousands Buddha Caves is a series of caves cut into the cliff wall on the north bank of the Weigan River Valley in southern Xinjiang. The Kizil caves are over 1500 years old, one of the four famous Buddhist grottoes in China and were a part of thriving

Chinese Vice Premier Criticizes Chinese Tourists

Chinese Vice Premier Criticizes Chinese Tourists

If you think Chinese tourists are often obnoxious, you are not alone. Recently Wang Yang who is one of China’s four vice premiers was scathing in his criticism of Chinese tourist and called them being uncivilized among other things. The article below gives full details Wang’s comments and on the less than savoury behaviour of

Macau’s Historic Old City

Macau’s Historic Old City

Historic Old City In Macau The historic centre of Macau or the Old City is the area were the Portuguese first settled in 1557 when they made Macau a colony. The Old City was made a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2005, making it China’s 31st heritage site. There are 22 buildings and eight squares

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