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Kashgar Travel Tips

Kashgar is the capital for Uyghur Xinjiang. 80% of population in Kashgar are Uyghurs and they are Muslims. Therefore it is very easy for Muslims to travel around Kashgar, mosques and Halal restaurants can be found everywhere. IslamiChina has summarized the following Kashgar Muslim travel tips to our Muslim brothers and sisters to travel Kashgar during a short period of time.

Tour Itinerary Planning

For Muslim Business Travelers If you are in Kashgar for a business trip and you have one day free to travel around Kashgar, make sure that your free time must be Sunday. Sunday is the day that locals all go to the Great Bazaar to exchange their goods. You may spend half day on the Great Sunday Bazaar and the rest of time exploring Kashgar’s Idklah Mosque and the nearby Muslim community.

For Muslim leisure travelers

3 Days and 2 Nights Kashgar Muslim Tour is the best choice for Muslim leisure travelers because this tour itinerary allows you to have enough time to know both Kashgar’s culture heritages as well as Muslim heritages. You are not in a hurry to get around Kashgar from one place to another. Please check IslamiChina’s Kashgar Muslim Tour 3 Days for details.


All hotels in Kashgar have Halal restaurants. Therefore, just pick up a hotel you like in Kashgar.

Halal Restaurants in Kashgar

Since 80% of population in Kashgar are Uyghur people and Uyghur people are Muslims, Kashgar is the easiest city in China to find Halal restaurants. Of course, all Halal restaurants in Kashgar serve Xinjiang Uyghur Cuisine.

Mosques in Kashgar

there are 162 mosques in Kashgar area which proves the enduring presence of Islam in southern Xinjiang. The most famous mosque in Kashgar as well as in Xinjiang is the Idkah Mosque which can accommodate over 10,000 to perform Salat prayers. Muslims gather at Idkah Mosque to celebrate the major holidays, 'Id al-Fitr and 'Id al-Adha. On those days, Uyghurs dance the "sama" in the square, recite the great Uyghur Mukharum epics—locally produced poetry and music set down in the 16th century—and celebrate the unity of Islam in the region.

Money Exchange

You can exchange traveler's checks or cash at most banks, and most 5-star and 4-star hotels always have a money exchange counter. You can also get a cash advance on your credit card on ATM machine. The exchange rate all over China are the same fixed by Bank of China. To change money, you have to have your passport at hand. If you want to change money in a hotel, you usually have to be a guest there. Sometimes if you are not a guest in a hotel but need to change money there, you can just say a random room number, but this doesn't always work. Remember to keep the exchange slip well because you need this slip to change the Chinese Yuan back to your currency if you do have this need at the end of the tour. At present, the RMB is not exchangeable on the International market, so it is only usable within the country. So when you are changing money, don't change too much, because it is difficult to change back into other currencies. To change RMB back into your home currency, you must retain the exchange slips that are given to you at the bank or money exchange counter.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 June 2013 15:47