Journey to the West - Kashgar

The fabled Silk Road city of Kashgar still welcomes visitors from afar - not only tourists, but business people from south and central Asia. Though it's old walls have been torn down and many of the old neighbourhoods demolished, it still retains an ancient charm.
Street scene in Kashgar.

Street scene in Kashgar.

Id Kah mosque in Kashgar.

Id Kah mosque in Kashgar.

Inside the Id Kah mosque in Kashgar.

Inside the Id Kah mosque in Kashgar.

A craftsman shapes the blade on a Uyghur knife inside a small foundry in a village outside Kashgar.

A craftsman shapes the blade on a Uyghur knife inside a small foundry in a village outside Kashgar.

The forge inside a knife foundry in a village outside Kashgar.

The forge inside a knife foundry in a village outside Kashgar.

Hand made musical instruments inside a small workshop in Kashgar.

Hand made musical instruments inside a small workshop in Kashgar.

Musical instruments hang in a shop window in Kashgar. In the background, the shop owner sits at a desk tuning one of them.

Musical instruments hang in a shop window in Kashgar. In the background, the shop owner sits at a desk tuning one of them.

Hand made wooden kitchen utensils at a shop in Kashgar.

Hand made wooden kitchen utensils at a shop in Kashgar.

Hand carved wooden rolling pins hang outside a shop in Kashgar.

Hand carved wooden rolling pins hang outside a shop in Kashgar.

A woman works on a large carpet weaving loom in Kashgar.

A woman works on a large carpet weaving loom in Kashgar.

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