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Kashgar

Health & safety

Dangers & annoyances

Travellers have lost money or passports to pickpockets at the Sunday Market and even on local buses, so keep yours tucked away.

Some foreign women walking the streets alone have been sexually harassed. The Muslim Uighur women dress in long skirts and heavy stockings like the Uighur women in Ürümqi and Turpan, but here one sees more female faces hidden behind veils of brown gauze. It is wise for women travellers to dress as would be appropriate in any Muslim country, covering arms and legs.

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While you're there

Medical services

Health Clinic (under the CITS bldg, Chini Bagh compound) Can administer first aid and medicines. Some staff speak English.

People’s Hospital (Rénmín Yīyuàn; Jiefang Beilu) North of the river.

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