Shopping in Xinjiang

  • Shopping in Kashgar

    Grand Sunday Bazaar

    Most carpet dealers display their wares at the Market pavilion. The rugs here are made of everything from silk to synthetics and finding traditional designs can be difficult – go with a local if possible. The brightly coloured felt Kyrgyz-style shyrdaks are a good buy.

  • Shopping in Kashgar

    Uyghur Musical Instrument Factory

    You’ll find long-necked stringed instruments here running the gamut from souvenirs to collectors’ items. If any traditional performances are on, owner Mohammed will know where to find them. There are several places with the same name on the same street.

  • Shopping in Ürümqi

    Navigate the Outdoors

    Almost directly opposite the China Southern Airlines Hotel, this small shop rents camping gear such as tents (per day ¥15), sleeping bags (per day ¥10) and sleeping pads (per day ¥5).

  • Shopping in Kashgar

    Ahmed Carpet Shop

    Ahmed and his son run this Old Town carpet shop, offering a good selection of antique and new carpets from across Central Asia.

  • Shopping in Kashgar

    Ilhas Supermarket

    An excellent choice of Turkish and Central Asian goods underneath the Id Kah plaza.