Kashgar: silk, demolition, sheep and … cars!

Kashgar

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Kashgar is China’s most western city. It is close to the borders of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan, and Baghdad, Teheran, Ankara and the Mediterranean are closer than Shanghai. The city is well known for a few things. First, it was an ‘oasis on the Silk Route’, China’s gate to Central Asia. Second, it is in rapid speed destroying its famous Islamic maze-like inner city. Third, it has a Sunday animal market.

We decided to focus on something else: the Sunday car market. Here,  Uygurs, Tajiks and Kazachs trading the content of future traffic jams.

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