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Kashgar Facts

Post Date: 2020/03/16 14:54
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Kashgar has a rich cultural history dating back thousands of years, having served as an important hub along the Silk Road. Located at the western end of the Tarim Basin and the Taklimakan DesertKashgar has been a favorite of many travelers for over 100 years, it offers great scenery - access to both the mountains and the desert - as well as many interesting sites to see. Walk through the alleys of the Old Town, visit the Apak Khoja Mausoleum to hear the fascinating story of the Fragrant Concubine, visit the famous Sunday market and of course take a tour of the Id Kah Mosque, the largest mosque in all of China. More about Kashgar city facts as below:

The population of Kashgar is 449,920 and 90% of people are uyghur.

The Uighurs in Kashgar mainly live in the old city and stroll around the old city. You will find that children aged three or four will say “Hello” to you. Local Han people will almost always speak simple Uyghur language. If you bargain on the market, the Uyghur number theory is more useful. The locals called Kashgar “hashi” instead of “kashi".

1) First People’s Hospital of Kashi District
Address: No.66, Other Airport Road, Kashi City
Tel: 0998-2970222
2) Kashi People’s Hospital
Address: Kashgar Street, Tashikulgan, Kashi
Tel: 0998-2522988
3) Agricultural Third Division Hospital
Address: No. 95, Keziduwei Road, Kashi City
Tel: 0998-2821357

Kashgar is a westernmost city in China. Kashgar lies in far western China in the Uygur Region of Xinjiang. The city is situated at the western end of the Tarim Basin in a fertile oasis of loess and alluvial soils watered by the Kashgar River and by several springs.

Administrative Division
Kashagr city is divided into one city and eleven counties. The one city refer to Kashgar city and eleven counties refer to Tokkuzak or Shufu, Yinggixe or Shufu, Yinggisa or Yingjixa,Yopurga or Yuepuhu,Paizawat or Jiashi,Yarkant or shache, Poskam or Zepu, Kagilik or Yecheng,Makit or maigaiti, Maralbeshi or Bachu, and Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County.

There are some banks in Kashgar city, such as Bank of China, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), Agricultural Bank of China and China Bank of Construction. There are four biggest bank in China. It is easy to find ATM in Kashgar city center, and it is hard to find in countryside.

There are many accommodation options in Kashgar. Every peak season, both youth hostels and hotels are sold out early, and visitors who want to experience the style of the special local hotel are the suggest to book early.

Xinjiang Knife, carpet, Handmade instruments, Uygur flower hat, Hetian jade, Emerald, Siliconized wood, grape, Pear, apple, pomegranate, apricot, Fig, Ba Danmu, Xinjiang jujube

Local Life
As the main channel and hub of the ancient economic and cultural exchange between the East and the West, Kashi has been a multi-religious region since ancient times. At present, the most popular religions are Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, Catholicism, Orthodox and Taoism. The famous Etihad Mosque is located in Kashgar.

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