Altun Mosque Complex

Mosque in Yarkand

Yarkand’s main sights are clustered around its charming central 18th-century mosque. The surrounding sprawling cemetery is home to several other impressive shrines, with white flags marking the graves of pir (holy men). There are normally groups of elderly Uyghurs praying here. The complex sits on a large square that was being totally redone on our last visit.

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