Kashgar Local Customs

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    Dressing With Respect

    by John195123 Written Aug 2, 2008

    Kashgar is a Muslim city, to a large extent, but I cannot tell you the number of foreigners who I see walking around Mosques and other religious sites in the wrong clothes. Even around town, women shouldn't wear tank tops, even if the local Chinese do. (The Chinese have very little respect for the culture or the religious nature of the people in this region, it seems, and it's not uncommon to see a Chinese girl in a short skirt or skimpy shirt. Some of them live here, some of them are visiting... there are many stories and vastly differing ideas about the Hans in this region... I'll explain later. But for now, even the guidebooks say to dress conservatively, so no one can plead ignorance. There's no real law against harassment, either, so that's another reason to comply.

    Even though I don't necessarily agree with the religious laws that say women must be covered, it is part of their religion and their custom and so should be followed by us when we're in their land.

    It's hot. Bloody hot, even. I'm currently wearing shorts (August 1, 2008) but I'm a male. Even for me it's not the best idea. But in a Mosque, I'll be fully covered out of respect. Walking around today, I had long sleeves and long pants on. When in Rome...

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    Veils

    by nepalgoods Updated Aug 11, 2007

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    IN many Muslim countries women use to wear veils to cover their hair or even their face. Sometimes I have th eimpression this custom becomes more popular with Muslimas in Germany. But in Kashgar I found, that less and less women are wearing veils. Compared with 1992 you won't see that many women with veils in Kashgar.
    I cannot imagine that any woman likes to wear this ugly brown veil, which is popular in Kashgar.

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    Mosques

    by nepalgoods Written Aug 10, 2007

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    Xinjiang is a mainly Muslim Province in China. Specially in Kashgar I saw many lively mosques. Men are going for prayer into the small neighborhood mosques. And sometime you can hear the faint sound of the muezzin calling people for prayer.

    Before you enter a mosque, you should take off your shoes!

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    Internet is censored!!!

    by Wanderboy43 Updated Nov 12, 2003

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    Well, I guess this is not just in Kashgar, but around China.
    Sites like Google, Hotmail, VirtualTourist, and Yahoo! email are fine. But, it's annoying that my external Geocities (part of Yahoo!) is blocked. I could update it using FTP, but it's just a pain. I don't know how they determine what is blocked or monitored, but lots of sites are just blocked.
    China is just messed up in this way.

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    Beautiful Bread

    by aukjejetty Written Apr 21, 2003

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    Uyger Bread

    The Uyghers make a true piece of art when they make their bread. They decorate it before it goes into the salted oven. They bake it by sticking it against the salty wall. It is great bread, try to get it fresh when it is still warm!

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    The Uyghur Ethnic Group

    by mirage88 Written Mar 29, 2003

    My trip to Kashgar represented the second time I visited a majority Muslim city. The local people were amazingly friendly and vibrant. Unfortuntely, the Chinese government has been ruling XinJiang province with a iron fist. Shortly before my trip the Chinese military staged large scale training demonstrations in an attempt to scare local muslim separatist groups.

    I'm unaware what the current political situation is, but there is palatable tension between the Han Chinese and the Uyghur.

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