This is a one day trek done in steeply walled canyons and over rocky river bed terrain. The arch was first discovered by Eric Shipton, then the British consul in Kashgar, and was officially measured by a National Geographic-sponsored team in 2000. The arch is 500 meters high and 100 meters wide, making it the tallest natural arch in the world. Admission Fee ￥30 RMB
Karakul Lake is one of the most beautiful and popular destinations for visitors to the Kashgar region. You can plan for a day trip or an extended stay. If you plan for extended stay you can experience living in a yurt while you explore the surrounding hills. This small lake sits more than 3.5 km above sea level, with Muztagh Ata (7,546m/24,757ft) as a part of the Tibetan Himalayas, producing an imposing backdrop.
The tomb of Kashgar’s much loved philosopher and poet who wrote the 13,290-line poem, “The Wisdom of Happiness and Pleasure,” in the Uyghur language. Admission Fee ￥30 RMB
The tomb of the famous Uyghur scribe who compiled a dictionary of the Turkic languages in the 11th century. You can find out his life and contribution to the local culture. This picturesque complex is situated on a hillside and includes a mosque and a sacred spring where he planted his staff that grew into a great tree. Nearby Upal boasts a lively bazaar too.Admission Fee ￥30 RMB
Experience the beauty and unique culture of the Uyghur people along the ancient Silk
The most stunning feature is “Sand Mountain” directly across the lake from the highway.It is literally an expansive sand dune – and at over 11,000 feet elevation. The mountain did not exist until 140 years ago when a large storm dumped huge quantities of sand at this location.