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Location: located between 7320' - 7057' east longitude and 3520' - 4018' north latitude, bordering the Taklamakan desert in the east, the Kunlun Range and Ali prefecture of in the south|
Neighboring areas: Gansu province and Qinghai province, Tibet Autonomous Region
Physical Features: two river systems of the Yarkant River and the Kashgar River with a total annual runoff of 10.9 to 11.9 billion cubic meters
Area: 162.000 sq km
Nationalities: Han, Hui and Uygur
History: a history of more than 2000 years; belonged to the Zhuangpu prefectural General's Office of the HunIn in Han dynasty; there after, submitted to the authorities of the Western Han dynasty after the trading links with Han formed by Zhang Qian - the special envoy to the Western Region sent by Emperor Wudi; one of the four important towns in Anxi during Tang dyansty; later becoming the seat of government of the Kashgar Councillor in Qing dynasty.
Climatic Features: mainly a continental climate; varied greatly with topography as plain climate, desert climate and mountain climate; frost-free period of 215 days
Average Temperature: 11.7C annually with the lowest of -24.4C and the highest of 40.1C
Rainfall: 27 mm annually
Mountains: Mt. Kongur
Rivers: Yarhant River, Kashgar River
Products: wheat, maize cotton, barley, highland barley, rape, sesame, peanuts and flax
Local Highlights: kashgar's local songs and dance ,crafts, roast lamb, shishi-kebab, and baled fish
Recommended Tour including the visit to Kashgar:
Classical Silk Road: 14 days, Urumqi, Kashgar, Turpan, Dunhuang, Xian, Shanghai
Trip to Urumqi, Kashgar: 6 days Silk Road Trip of Urumqi and Kashgar
Kashgar Travel Tips
1. Take a coat with you, because the temperature in Kashgar differs greatly between the day and the night, especially in summer.
2. Take some sun-block creams, an umbrella and a pair of sunglasses with you to avoid being hurt by the sun.
3. Prepare some head-stroke preventives and anti-diarrhea medicines with you in advance, because the journey ahead of you is the long barren land.
4. Do as the roman’s do, and no photos in the mosques.