Traditional handicrafts and metalwork can be seen on the streets.
Old Uyghur farmers bring their produce in to the city to sell, as they have been doing for hundreds of years.
We were in time for the pomegranate season, and the fresh hand-pressed juice was just delicious, not to mention the sweet figs, almonds, nuts and local street food!
The famous old quarter, home to Uyghurs, Tajiks, Kyrgyz and Uzbeks, is being restored and renovated for the benefit of the local residents, and for the tourists - I just hope they get the balance right between commercial/tourist and residential areas. It was sad to see a lot of demolition going on as well - you should see it soon before it all becomes modernised.
We were treated to a traditional lunch at a Uyghurs friend's home, it was sumptuous! The picture shows just the starters!
This impressive building is the family Tomb of Abakh Hoja, one of whose grand-daughters, Xiangfei, became the famous fragrant concubine of Emperor Qianlong. After her death in the 18th century, the journey back from Beijing to Kashgar took 3 years.
And we couldn't miss the famous bazaar, which has been a meeting point for traders around the region for hundreds of years.