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…
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.
Davakul Lake is located 130 km from Kashgar, on the southeast tip of Taklamakan Desert. Davakul means “curing lake” in Uyghur language. It is one of the nearest places to Kashgar to do one or more days of camel trekking in the Taklamakan Desert. Admission Fee ￥30 RMB
Open 8:50AM-10PM, though closed during services. First built in 1442, it is distinctive for its yellow walls and Central Asian architecture. Women are generally not allowed inside, but modestly dressed foreigners should have no problem. You should remove your shoes before entering the carpeted area. Admission Fee￥50 RMB
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