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6 days Kashgar Pamir Folklore Photography Tour (best arrive in Urumqi on Friday)
Route: Urumqi—Kashgar—Karakuli Lake—Muztag Peak—Pamir Plateau—Stone City—China and Pakistan highway
Kashgar has been a historic landmark for the past two millennia as the crossroads of the famous SILK ROAD trading route. Merchants from across the east and the west gathered for the world famous Sunday Bazaar where the exchange of goods, food and culture took place.
Day 1 -----Urumqi
Once you arrive at the airport be transferred to the hotel. if time allowed you will visit the Xinjiang Museum, which can help you have a general idea about xinjiang. in the afternoon, visit the International Bazaar and enjoy the Uyger show.
Xinjiang Museum: the museum is the main institution to collect and investigate the unearthed cultural relics and specimens in Xinjiang. There are more than 50 thousand pieces of various kinds of cultural relics stored in the museum, among them, the ancient mummies represented by ‘the Loulan Beauty', manuscripts in Chinese, Kharosthi, Qiuci, Yanji, Tibetan, Uigurian and other characters prevailed in ancient Westen Regions, the silk ,wool, cotton and hemp fabrics and folk rainment, etc., are unusual tidbits in the world.
Day 2 Urumqi--Kashgar
After breakfast you will take the flight to Kashgar, upon arrival visit the 600-year-old Id Kah Mosque, is a place for Muslim worship. After that we visit the handcraft street can be described as hand-made crafts exhibition. Photo on the processing of making the pottery and Uyger instrument. Visit the Abakh Khoja Tomb.in the afternoon, who was one of theimperial concubines of Emperor Qianlong in Qing Dynasty.
Day 3 Kashgar—Karakuli lake (250kms 4hrs)
After breakfast, visit the famous Sunday bazzar. Here we will watching the locals trade everything from woodwork and iron wear to sheep, donkeys, cattle, horses and camels before progressing onto the covered bazaar, believed to be the biggest in Central Asia. After lunch drive to Karakuli Lake and over night in the local Yurt.
Sunday Bazaar (livestock Market)Streets near this big market are choked on Sundays with farmers and buyers arriving by donkey cart, truck, bicycle, horseback, ute, motorbike or on foot, with their animals. It's loud, lively and cheerful as they arrive, eat breakfast, set up their animals and check out the action. Cattle, sheep (they definitely look different), goats, donkeys, horses have their own sections; sellers show their animals are "good eaters"(most go as livestock not meat) and the entire experience is fascinating and fun.
Day4 Karakuli—Tashkorgan(120kms 2hrs)
Drive on to Chinese Karakorum highway, Karakorum high way is 1200 kilometers almost Sino Pakistan—Chinese friendship high way build since 1976. Ancient Silk Road Merchants often run Via over Karakorum, Wahan corridor with Hindi Kush Mountain to India, Pakistan until Iran. On the road, enjoy the scenery of the Mt. Muztag, Taxkorgan, Persian language that means, stone castle, the brave Tajiks people lives on the Pamir more than 2000 year with nomadic life. Visit Stone fortress, Tajiks National art gallery museum and walk around the pastureland to see Local Tajiks customs.
Day 5 Tashkorgan—Kashgar (340kms, 5—6hrs)
After break drive back to Kashgar and visit the Old Town and then the rest of the day is for you free to explore this traditional city.
Old town: Kashgar is an ancient city, and in walking the streets of its Old Town, will provide a sense of what this legendary Central Asian hub was like in the days when the Silk Road was at its zenith. 500-year old remnants of the city wall, narrow lanes and colorful multi-ethnic crowds combine to make Kashgar's historic district a highlight of any visit to the city.
Day 6 Kashgar--Your destination
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport and take the flight back to your destination.
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