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Introduction

The most important festivals for Muslims are the Corban Festival in December and Eid al Fitr in October, on the Muslim lunar calendar. Every December 12th of the Muslim lunar calendar, people will clean the room and prepare cakes for the festivals. Muslims will gather at mosques and participating meetings and prayers. Each year, Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar holds great ceremonies. Grand performances will also be shown in the squares of cities and in the countryside. Eid al Fitr means 'finish the fast' since September on Muslim lunar calendar is the Ramadan. During that period, Muslims are allowed no eating and drinking during the daytime. When dusk comes, bells in the mosques ring. People can have a feast with relatives, friends, neighbors and evening strangers passing by. After the Ramadan, great ceremonies and performances will be held to celebrate Eid al Fitr. Other important festivals for local people are the Nadam Fair in July and August, the Lantern Festival in August and New Year's Day in the Spring Equinox.


Kashgar City has a long summer and short winter with an annual average temperature of 11.5 oC (52.7 oF). August and September are the best time for a visit due to the mild climate and ripe fruits. Come to Kashgar during the time traditional festivals are held, such as the Corban Festival, Eid al Fitr and the Nadam Fair, because there will be great ceremonies and performances at that time. Just remember to respect local customs and their religions.


Kashgar Handicrafts are world renowned souvenirs. Carpets, hats, pottery, jewelry, headgear, knives, silk and many special musical instruments can be found in the Bazaar near Id Kah Mosque. Delicious local snacks including Nang, roast kebab, grapes, melon, pear, guava, figs, etc., also can satisfy every tourist.


 Transportation:

Kashgar is an important city in southern Xinjiang, thus it is quite convenient to get in and around. Kashgar Airport is just 10 km (6.2 miles) north to the downtown area and people can take direct flights to other Chinese cities and overseas cities. Kashgar Train Station is the terminal of South Xinjiang Railway and trains to Urumqi can be found daily. Long-distance coaches can take passengers to every corner of Xinjiang as well as Dunhuang, Golmud, Ngari, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, etc. Visitors can take buses and taxis while traveling in the city. Otherwise, hiring a bicycle is also a good choice.



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  • ReplySalah ud din Awan,   Pakistan
    2009/6/20 13:46:00

    Sir, I want to visit Kashghar Fair on 28-06-2009.I need the invitation letter,if you do some thing,Thank you

    • 2009/6/21 20:05:00

      WarriorTours.com :>If you take the tour with them, they will provide the invitation letter to you according to your duration and tour itinerary.