At a couple different places in Kashgar there are groups of Uighur men gathered selling goods like cell phones and leather jackets. It's not a dangerous scene - just interesting to see 100 men milling around on a street corner (with a bit of that shifty eye look)
The market is open every day (variety of goods), but on Sundays you can go to a different site (5 minutes away by taxi) to see the animal market.
The most interesting thing I learned (other than camels mouths are filthy) is that Uighurs use a method for bargaining by locking hands and using a communication method only with their fingers (bargaining without speaking). This is still used today in the animal market. v cool to observe.
After 6 weeks in Pakistan and Afghanistan, it has been fantastic to get massage after massage here in Kashgar.
The cost for a basic 1 hour massage is Rmb40 ($5) though why not pay more to get pedicure, foot massage, facials etc. (total Rmb88)
There are a bunch of places around and the quality of the massages is very good (and the places are clean).
Make sure you include a Sunday in your visit to Kashgar. The Sunday market is something that still makes me smile when I think back.
The west part of the bazaar is devoted mainly to Uygur and Kyrgyz, while the east is household goods and hardware. This is where you can buy beautiful knives and muslim-caps.
The market in Kashgar is huge (small compared to what it used to be), and there is about anything that you think off for sale. There is also an animal market. If you come early you can see all the goods being brought in by donkey-carts.
The Sunday Market is Kashgar is simply undescribable. The massive affair is a paradise for market lovers like myself. There's pretty much everything you can imagine on sale here, from livestock to silk. From my understanding, this market is the largest in all of central asia and that over 50,000 people come into town each week for it.
Be warned, the scope and size of the market can be a little daunting. Definitely leave ample time to stroll through it at a leisurely pace.
The horses and livestock are on sale at the back-right side of the market, make sure to check it out!
So grab you cameras and watch out for the donkey carts! (I had an unfortunate collision! hehe)
Well, we cannot say this is part of Kashgar, but you can reach there from Kashgar, about 200 kilometers away from Kashgar, between Kashgar and Tashkorgan Tajik Autonomous County. Muztagata Mountain is the father of the ice mountains, and Karakul Lake is just at the footer of it. The altitude of the lake is about 3,600 meters. Under sunshine you will not feel cold, but when in shadow or at night, temperature drops extremely, at night in summer it could be as cold as 4 degree, so keep you warm.
I was happy to come across a live magician/comic giving a show. I don't know what he was saying but the crowd liked him. He had this kid sit with a red scarf on his head for 10 minutes at least.
The weather is extremly dry, it seldom rains here but the fruites is the main income for local, you can get everything here in the bazaar. Here in Kashi is famous with Honey Dew (Honey Melon).
I am not muslim but I respect people and their own religion. I got this shirt from one of the desinger Agnes b from France. It is written in Arabic.
In bazaar you can find all kind of food, next to the bazaar, you can find food for your soul. A mosque surely is located next to the bazaar.
the most common street scene can be seen here in Xinjiang Area. A lady selling the cloth where she put the display on the pony cart.
Most of the locals gather at the Bazaar to get their daily needs. It located at the most centralized of the Kashi city.
To see the traditional life of Xinjiang people, this is a good choice. In these old streets you can see some naked little kids saying "Hello" to you, very interesting.
Every Sunday there is a big market in Kashgar, from it, you can probably find some interesting handcraft as your souvenir. This one is also the biggest market in Xinjiang.