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Abakh Khoja Tomb

Abakh Khoja Tomb, Kashgar

Known widely throughout the world, Abakh Khoja Tomb is on the outskirts of Kashgar to the northeast. It is an ancient Islamic building that lies hidden among beautiful scenery. This tomb was built in 1640. It is said that the owner of this tomb was the concubine, Xiang Fei, of Emperor Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911). That's why another name for Abakh Khojia Tomb is Xiang Fei Tomb.

The tomb consists of five parts; gate tower, chapel, the large worship temple, a hall for learning scripture and the tomb chamber, which is the main building among this series of constructions. The tomb chamber is rather mighty and splendid. It is the most magnificent and exquisite dome-style structure in Xinjiang. The walls of this chamber are decorated by green marble bricks with yellow and blue tiles enchased among them. There are colorful and beautiful patterns and apothegms in Arabic on those tiles. The gate of the tomb is located to the south of the chamber. The gesso flowers on walls of both sides of the gate are elegant and refined.

Kashgar- Abakh Khoja Tomb

There are verdant trees around the Abakh Khoja Tomb. The gate tower is not very big, but extraordinarily gorgeous. Right after the tower gate is a small mosque. It is used for daily worship of the Moslems who live nearby. A big pray temple lies in the west part of this tomb garden. During every religious festival, Moslems in Xinjiang travel here to hold liturgical services.

 Getting there:
One can get to Abakh Khoja Tomb by taxi or bus in Kashgar City.

Admission Fee: CNY 30
Opening Hours 08:50 to 20:00
Recommended Time for a Visit: One hour
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  • ReplyKate,   China
    2010/11/24 6:08:00

    I am in the International School of Beijing and I am in grade 5. As a whole class we are studying about the Silk Road. I like that you have sections about different stuff.