Home -> Kashgar Travel Guide
Xinjiang overview
Xinjiang map
Main attractions
Have fun in Xinjiang
Recomments from travlers to travelers
Pool tour
Travelogues
Flights to Xinjiang
Discount Hotels in Xinjiang
China Packages               More..
Xinjiang Local tours         More..
Kashgar Travel Guide
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

Population: 200,000
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

     Photo Album of Xinjiang