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Kashgar Travel Guide & Silk Road Tours

Kashgar is an old and cultural city in Xinjiang, located at the northwest part of China, it has the history of more than 2,000 years, now Kashgar has become a thriving trade city in Xinjiang Autonomous Region. Kashgar is rich in the unique custom and national culture since there are around 90% of people in Kashgar are Uyghur, and the local religion is Islam. 

Kashgar means "place of jade"  in the Uyghur language. It was a key stop on the ancient silk road. If you are interested in ancient China Silk Road history, Kashgar can be a great holiday destination. There are a wide range of historical attractions, including the city's most iconic building, the 15th-century Id Kah Mosque. Id Kah is China's largest mosque and serves as the center of Xinjiang's Muslim culture. Besides, there are numerous of Buddhist grottoes and a number of ancient ruins and tombs.

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3 Days Kashgar Tour Package From Urumqi by Flight
Kalakuri_Lake_1.jpgHighlight:3 Days Kashgar Tour Package from Urumqi by flight presents all the top highlights in and around Kashgar Xinjiang and help you savor the natural landscape of Kashgar, discover the ancient history and experience local life in Kashgar. It's an all Inclusive Kashgar Tour package including professional tour guide service, private transfer, meals and accommodation, round way air tickets and entrance fees for the places listed in the itinerary.

Xinjiang Silk Road Tour: 4 Days Kashgar Highlights Tour
Sugong_Pagoda.jpgHighlight:Take a 4 Days Xinjiang tour to explore the top highlights of the westernmost city Kashgar, a renown town on the ancient Silk Road with the wonderful history and culture. This tour will lead you to learn the history and uyghur culture of Kashgar, you also have a chance to try various delicious food and experience local customs. Moreover, you will have professional & considerate tour guide and driver accompanied all the time. Highlights includes Id Kah Mosque, Apakh Hoja Tomb, Karakul Lake, Sunday Maket, and Kashgar old town etc.

Budget Xinjiang Tour: 6 Days Silk Route Tour From Urumqi to Kashgar
Khoja_Abakh_Tomb.jpgHighlight:Want to book Budget China Silk Road Tour from Urumqi to Kashgar so you can explore the highlights and learn the history of these cities, our 6 days Xinjiang silk road tour is an ideal trip to take you travel Urumqi, Turpan & Kashgar as all of them played a significant role in the ancient silk road and has lots of cultural relics well-remained. It is a flexible tour with English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned vehicle.

What to see in Kashgar

Id Kah MosqueOld Town of Kashgar
Apak Hoja TombKashgar Livestock Market
Karakul LakeShipton's Arch
Kashgar Zhiren Handicrafts StreetTaklamakan Desert
Kashgar Stone City

Frenquetly Asked Queations about how to plan a Xinjiang Silk Road Tour to Kashgar

1. What type of food available in Kashgar?
There are many reataurants in Kashgar feartured with local Urghur food due to 90% of population of uyghur here.Trying traditional Uyghur food is a must in Kashgar. Uyghur cuisine is related to Central Asian cuisine but it tastes 1,000x better. Make sure and try laghman, plov, samsa, manti, kawaplar and non. Of course there are a scattering of Sichuan restaurants around town as well.

2. How about the Internet Service in Kashgar city?
In Kashgar city and some counties, network works. Most fancy hotels can provide Internet access. But in some scenic spots, some small places or remote areas, Internet access might be unavailable.

3. What are the famous local products in Kashgar?
Xinjiang Knife, carpet, Handmade instruments, Uygur flower hat, Hetian jade, Emerald, Siliconized wood, grape, Pear, apple, pomegranate, apricot, Fig, Ba Danmu, Xinjiang jujube are the typical products can be found in Kashgar.

4. Is safe to travel around Kashgar city?
It's safe to travel to Kashgar.Security in Xinjiang Area is much better now.The Uyghur people are some of the most friendly you’ll ever come across. The same goes for solo travelers and those ethnic Chinese tourists. Since few people in Kashgar speak English, even mandarin. So the one of best tool to communicate with them is smiling.

5. Is there any special travel permit to enter Kashgar?
There is no special travel permit when you take the trip to Kashgar. In fact, there are very few places where a travel permit is required in China, such as Tibet.Tourists are technically allowed to move freely about Xinjiang at your leisure. Passports and Visa are required and you should take them along with you during the tour since there are some check points.

6. When is the best time to travel to Kashgar?
The best time to travel to Kashgar is from August to October. Durin this period, the weather is comfortable and suitable for the sightseeing.It is the harverst season for the melons and fruits. Travel in Autumn, not only enjoy the charming scenery but also taste the fresh and delicious fruits in Kashgar.

7. Where should stay in Kashgar? Do I need to book hotel in advance?
Kashgar is not a big city. When traveling here, you can choose to stay in hotels around the city center. There are plenty of accommodation options in Kashgar to suit most budgets.For backpackers try Pamir Youth Hostel with dorms beds. For those traveling as a pair with a slightly higher budget try Sultan Hotel.If you intent to book your own hote, we highly recommended you make reservation in advance especially during the peak travel season.

8. When is the busiest and less crowded months for tourists in Kashgar?
The busiest month for tourism in Kashgar, China is October, followed by July and November. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Kashgar in February. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

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