Market 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...

Musical Instruments 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...

Sports & Outdoors 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).

Homewares 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.