SILK ROAD TRAVELOGUE BY ALI KARIM: (3) MORE KASHGAR AND SPECTACULAR DRIVE TO TASHKURGAN – Simerg com

Spectacular scenery at Lake Karakul, located 12,000 ft above sea level. Photo- Ali Karim. Copyright.

Spectacular scenery at Lake Karakul, located 12,000 ft above sea level. Photo: Ali Karim. Copyright.

In this third piece of my multi-part travelogue on the Silk Road, I complete our visit to Kashgar with more photos of the Id Kah mosque, as well photos of “old” old Kashgar and the bustling Grand Bazaar. Then from Kashgar, which lies at an altitude of 1270 metres (4,170 ft), Dilshad and I were driven 300 kms along an incredibly scenic road to the town of Tashkurgan, which is at an altitude of around 10,000 ft. Our three-and-a-half-week trip to the Silk Road was fabulous and we highly recommend that everyone do this trip if they can. Please feel free to write to me by contacting the editor of this blog at Simerg@aol.com or by becoming my Facebook friend at https://www.facebook.com/ali.karim.10485.

(If you missed the first two installments of this series, please read them at Silk Road Travelogue by Ali Karim: (1) Shanghai, Urumqi and Turpan and Silk Road Travelogue by Ali Karim: (2) More of Turpan and Historic Kashgar).

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Akbah Khoja tomb mausoleum with 72 members of his family buried inside. Photo- Ali Karim. Copyright.

Akbah Khoja tomb mausoleum with 72 members of his family buried inside. Photo: Ali Karim. Copyright.

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A stall in the Grand Bazaar. Photo - Ali Karim. Copyright.

A stall in the Grand Bazaar. Photo: Ali Karim. Copyright.

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