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Gaotai Ancient Homes

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Tuman Riverside, Southeast of old city, Kashgar 844000, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We caught a cab and headed straight to Kashgar’s “old Town” first day. No guide, just us. We saw remnants of the real ancient housing across the street—with bulldozers nibbling away on buildings, bounding a big dirt field with fencing. We then crossed the street...More

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

There are 2 such area. The newly renovated tourist site and the ancient one across the road. The renovated area feels like a tourist trap but the ancient one is closed to tourists. I think it gives a good feel of the aged old lifestyle...More

Thank HLKoh
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Xingjaing is a police state and there make it absolutely clear you should not be talking to any Uighur locals. We were followed around to ensure we did not get in. Such a shame. The restored sorry new houses with no soul.

Thank Clarky57
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

What is authentic here? Not the “old town” as such; but still - the people living here. As to the architecture, the so called “Old Town” is definitely a remake - bigger, “more beautiful“, and... you may guess... Sadly, the only remaining old part -...More

1  Thank BuchfreundHH
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Before visiting the place, I was so confused with the online information I read. When you ask the hotel staff and taxi driver about the Gaotai old city, they will take you to the part of Gaotai which was rebuilt for tourists. Technically speaking, it...More

Thank Karmaexplorer
Reviewed 12 October 2017

There are two old towns - the crumbling remnant of the real old town of which there are a couple of reviews here - but most of the reviews are of the renovated new old town called Ga Er elsewhere on TripAdvisor. This review is...More

1  Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

When I went today, there were signs outside all the entrances that it "is dressed up," whatever that means, and closed to non-residents. It's still nice to walk around the outside though.

Thank Sarucane
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The winding alleys of the old town are by far the best thing about Kashgar. Although most have been renovated and look quite new, the still maintain a traditional feel. Kids and families can be seen playing in front of their homes and are very...More

Thank Ziggy28104
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

I've been living/traveling in China for 3 years and this was probably one of my favorite experiences. I loved getting to see a place so unique and different from the rest of china. I think I could've wandered the alleys of the old city forever....More

Thank Lauren A
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Well maintained, no traffic, unique, peaceful and charming. Local shops, easy to navigate, highly recommended.

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