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Kashgar old city well preserved

Bi Nan
Updated: Sep 2,2015 11:23 AM     chinadaily.com.cn

Many residences in Kashgar’s old city are built on the slopes.[Photo by Gui Peng/Provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The ancient city of Kashgar was a major hub along the ancient Silk Road, and a pivotal trading post where Oriental civilization met Western culture. Known today in Chinese as Kashi, the city, in southwestern Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, has a recorded history of over 2,000 years.

The old city in modern Kashgar is well preserved and discreetly renovated for safer living conditions. Its old city is called “the last and living old city in China’s vast West” by foreigners.

Many residences in Kashgar’s old city are built on the slopes.[Photo by Qin Fengjing/Provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

A craftsman makes pottery in his home workshop.[Photo by Gui Peng/Provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Children play on the street in a renovated section of Kashgar’s old city.[Photo by Gui Peng/Provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Residents dance in Kashgar’s old city.[Photo by Gui Peng/Provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

A group of residents play music on traditional instruments in Kashgar’s old city.[Photo by Gui Peng/Provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

A Uygur woman rides a motorbike in Kashgar’s old city.[Photo by Gui Peng/Provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

A large mosque is a house of worship in Kashgar’s old city.[Photo by Gui Peng/Provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

A long set of stairs leads to Kashgar’s old city. [Photo by Gui Peng/Provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

An elderly Uygur woman chats while working on her needlework in Kashgar’s old city. [Photo by Qin Fengjing/Provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

An ancient gate stands the test of time in Kashgar’s old city.[Photo by Gui Peng/Provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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