Kashgar Old Town
old town contains a large group of Uygur residential houses . The Old
Town city is now home to 630 homes with more than 2450 people, all of
whom are Muslims.
The town has a history of over 2,000 years. It was said that Banchao,
Eastern Hanís envoy to the Western Region once stayed here on his way.
It was a summer palace during the Kalahan Dynasty.
The town is located at a precipitous position with mud-thatched buildings
densely built one atop another. Numerous small lanes crisscross the
town and reach every corner of it. inside the town, are those hundreds-year-old,
most of which are two or three-storyed simple architecture. Usually,
each house is equipped with a staircase leads to the building top but
be cautious that all of the staircases havenít been facilitated with
protecting chains. Moreover, some architecture is dilapidated which
seems to collapse at any time. For the sake of safety, when traveling
there do not be away from your group and tour guides and climb those
Each house has a courtyard, some big and some small, the size of which
is due to the terrain. Similarly, all the yards grow the Muslim-favored
trees and flowers, such as mulberry, figs, megranate, almond, grape,
rose, China rose. The yards are heavily shaded, proving a tranquil environment
for relaxing and refreshing. Inside bigger yards, the owner even built
up a pergola for grape vines.