Sunday Bazaar

Updated: Aug 2, 2019 Print
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Kashgar has always been about trade, and there’s no better place to witness the essential experience of browsing, haggling, buying and selling than at the city’s renowned Sunday Bazaar.

It’s a delightful place to take in the region’s diversity, as representatives of various ethnic groups and subgroups show up, often in distinctive costumes. Everything from fresh melons and cabbages to bolts of local silk and hand-woven rugs are available, along with animals, clothing, hats, knives, jewelry and pretty much anything else you might imagine, and much that you never would.

The livestock market is worth a visit on its own, with its horses, droves of sheep and cattle, and a colorful mix of humanity, with nomads in from the plains, deserts and mountains meeting buyers and sellers.

The market is a kind of agricultural market, which has expanded to include clothing, knives and much more. At the fair, you can enjoy and buy various things such as general merchandise, handicrafts, livestock, local specialties, vegetables, coats, and secondhand items as well as many other kinds of things from cattle and horses to needle and thread.

Address: Bachu county, Kashgar, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region

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