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Journey to the West - Kashgar

The fabled Silk Road city of Kashgar still welcomes visitors from afar - not only tourists, but business people from south and central Asia. Though it's old walls have been torn down and many of the old neighbourhoods demolished, it still retains an ancient charm.
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A craftsman shapes the blade on a Uyghur knife inside a small foundry in a village outside Kashgar.

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Id Kah Mosque

Inside the Id Kah mosque in Kashgar.

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The forge inside a knife foundry in a village outside Kashgar.

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Hand made musical instruments inside a small workshop in Kashgar.

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Kashgar Old Town

Musical instruments hang in a shop window in Kashgar. In the background, the shop owner sits at a desk tuning one of them.

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Hand carved wooden rolling pins hang outside a shop in Kashgar.

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A woman works on a large carpet weaving loom in Kashgar.

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