Kashgar Overview

Chinese Name: 喀什地区 English IPA: /'kæʃga:/ Location: Situated in southwest of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Chine Population (city): 4,514,700 Language: Uygur language,Mandarin Zip code: 844000 Tel code: 0998 Time zone: UTC+8

Kashgar, a prefecture in west of China and southwest of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, views Tarim Basin in east and Pamirs in west. About 2,100 years ago, it was the meeting point of southern and northern parts of the Silk Road of China part. It is the transportation hub and gateway of China’s economic and cultural exchanges with the west. The Kashgar city of the prefecture is the political, economic and cultural center. In 2010, Kashgar Economic Development Zone was developed as the sixth special economic zone, and it becomes the first domestic special economic zone inland.

Highlight of Kashgar Prefecture

  • Numerous Tourist Resources: Kashgar is blessed with various natural scenery like plateaus, rivers, prairies, ice, snow, snow – covered mountains, lakes, deserts,etc. And hisforial and cultural sites are provided.
  • Id Kah Mosque: It is the biggest mosque in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and it is the biggest one in China as well.
  • The Traditional Bazaar: Kashgar Grand Bazaar offers you a variety of local specialties and daily products. And the Livestock Bazaar in suburb offers you the most real experience of trade of local lambs and cattle.
  • The Highest Port in the World: Khunjerab Pass is located on the Pamirs which has the altitude of 5,000 meters and it is the terminus of China – Pakistan Highway. The highway from Kashgar to Khunjerab sees snow – covered mountains, glacier, lakes, ruins of ancient cities, etc.and it is thought the most beautiful highway in southern Xinjiang.

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Kashgar Attractions

Kashgar tourism resources cover natural scenery including mountains, forests, grasslands, desert , ice, plateau, rivers, lakes, etc. Visiting to Kashgar brings good opportunities to be closer with the nature. Besides, cultural sites that bring you closer to local culture and history are worthy experiencing. Notable tourist attractions that you could visit are numerous, such as Kashgar Old City, Former Residence of Xiang Fei, High Platform Folk Houses, Id Kah Mosque, Pamirs, Hongqilapu Port, Kashgar Grand Bazaar, Jinhu Yang National Forest [...]

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Kashgar Tours

Diverse tourist attractions that cover natural views, cultural ruins and historical sites offer you many choices for visiting. In order to experience the most special visiting and view the must-see tour destinations, and because of the wide land there which may take you long time to get one destination, you are advised to plan your tours before your visiting. Here we would like to give you some tours that you could refer to for your Kashgar visiting, such as [...]

Climate & When to Go

Because of the complex terrain that brings large differences of climate, the climate of Kashgar prefecture could be divided into five part. Firstly, the Kashgar plain climate zones which include northern Kashgar and central alluvial plains. The annual average temperature varies from 11.4 ℃ to 11.7 ℃, with the annual precipitation of from 39 to 664 mm. Those areas see distinct four seasons, with large temperature changes and differences as well as varied rainfall changes. Besides, long time of sunshine, arid [...]

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The following are some details about Kashgar transportation that you can refer to during your Kashgar traveling. How to Get to & Leave there By Plane Kashgar Airport Located on No.473 Airport Road of Kashgar city, the airport is one of the biggest 4E-level airport branch in China. The airport provides flights to Islamabad of Pakistan and other places in China, such as Xi’an, Urumqi, Yinchuan, Beijing, Korla, Jinan, Hotan, Hangzhou, Chengdu, [...]

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Festivals and Activities

Lesser Bairam It is the end of the month of Ramadan. Ramadan refers to the 9th month of the Muslim year when Muslims do not eat or drink between dawn and sunset. During the Ramadan, Muslims are required to restrain all desires and cut off all the evil thoughts to show their earnest beliefs to Allah. The atmosphere of Ramadan is solemn and majestic. Such a life lasts for a month. Corban Festival The festival falls in December 10 in the Islamic calendar. [...]

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Travel Tips

Useful Telephone Numbers City Code: 0998 Zip code: 844000 Fire: 119 Ambulance: 120 Police: 110 Emergency Center: 0999-8036721 Tourist Complaint: :0998-2830551 Kashgar Railway Station: 56372226 Post Offices Kashgar Prefecture Post Office: No. 40 Renmin West Road Great Wall Post Office: No.52 Street Yawage Road Central and Western Asia Post Office: Central and Western Asia Market Semanlu Post Office: No.400 Seman Road Tourism Information Kashgar Prefecture Administration Add: No.46 Jiefang North Road Tel: 0998-2831600; 0988-2822173 Medical Service Kashgar People's Hospital Add: No.5 Jiankang Road Tel: 0998-2822988 First People's Hospital of Kashgar Prefecture Add: No.66 [...]

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Useful Maps

Our Kashgar maps cover different types of useful maps including Kashgar location Map, the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Map, Kashgar Prefecture Map, Kashgar Attractions Map, Kashgar transportation Map, Scenic Spots Around Kashgar Map, etc. to help you better understand about Kashgar Prefecture and plan your dreamlike Kashgar tour. [...]

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Kashgar Accommodation

Kashgar prefecture connects the border trade between surrounding counties like Pakistan and domestic cities and it stands in a key position. The accommodation there develops rapidly to match the need of the prefecture. There are various hotels with all levels in Kashgar. Here are some of them you could refer to. Recommended 5-star Hotels: Qiniwake International Hotel (喀什其尼瓦克国际酒店): Located in downtown of Kashgar, it is 20 minutes’ driving from the airport and 5 minutes’ walking from Id Kah Mosque. Add: No.144 [...]

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