Day 1: Kashgar
Depart from your hotel to visit the Id Kah Mosque, built in 1442, lies in the heart of Kashgar and dominates Id Kah Square, a large square surrounded by bazaars in the old city of Kashgar. It is the largest mosque in Xinjiang.
When the adjoining courtyards are taken into account, the mosque is the largest in China. It can accommodate up to 20,000 people. The Id Kah mosque contains many of the essential characteristics of Islamic architecture. In addition to majestic courtyards, the mosque has a domed roof and matching minarets adjoined to its front.
The Id Kah mosque like many larger mosques today has replaced the traditional prayer caller (muezzin) with an electronic sound system that projects the prayers of the imam through loudspeakers. What really makes the mosque special is the quiet and solitude one can feel as they pass through the main gate in contrast to the bustling streets outside.
Over 500 years it was rebuilt ten times by the people of Kashgar. Be transferred back to your hotel.
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