Kashgar Old Town
Located in the heart of Kashgar city, the Old town demonstrates a fascinating architectural style of mud built houses with supporting wooden beams and beautifully carved wooden ceilings. Inside the Old Town, numerous small lanes crisscross to every corner, hundreds-year-old two or three stories simple architecture scatter around. Influenced both by Eastern and Western cultures in the Silk Road period, the architecture of the Kashgar Old Town displays the charm of Central and Western Asia as well as elements of ancient Roman. Some of the houses in the Old town are more than five hundred years old, making the visitors feel as if take a walk back through time. However, for the sake of safety, do pay attention to some dilapidated architecture which seems to collapse at any time.
Residents in Kashgar Old Town are friendly, but do show respect to the locals who are living here as these are their homes not only a tourist attraction. It is better to stay with your tour guide incase of getting lost in the multitude of small streets.
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