Hotan Sunday Market
Rawaq (Rawak) Stupa
This 9m-tall ruin is the largest of the southern Silk Road stupas yet discovered. Built between the 3rd and 5th centuries for a wealthy...
Jíyà Silk Workshop
Northeast of Hotan is the small town of Jíyà (吉亚乡), a traditional centre for silk production. Visitors can wander the workshop (atlas...
The deserts around Hotan are peppered with the faint remains of abandoned cities. The most interesting are those of Melikawat, 25km...
Marco’s Dream Cafe
This Malaysian-run place serves a very welcome range of Western and Asian dishes, including delicious curried chicken and steaks, while...
Taibei Donglu · interesting places nearby
Hotan Sunday Market information
Hotan’s most popular attraction is its weekly Sunday market. The covered market bustles every day of the week but on Sundays it swamps the northeast part of town, reaching fever pitch between noon and 2pm Xīnjiāng time. The most interesting parts are the doppi (skullcap) bazaar, the colourful atlas (tie-dyed, handwoven silk) cloth to the right of the main entrance and the gilim (carpet) bazaar, across the road. Nearby Juma Lu (加买路) is filled with traditional medicine and spice shops.
The small but authentic Sunday livestock bazaar is about 2km further east, near the Jade Dragon Kashgar River on Donghuan Beilu.