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Afaq Khoja Mausoleum

Kashgar 2012

During my stay at Kashgar (China) in 2012, as part of my Silk Route journey, I visited as many sites as I could safely do so. This one was a sight of utmost reverence and people were so pleased to see us there.

With glazed tiles shining in the sun, its tower points to the azure sky. A masterpiece of Uigur architecture, this is Abakh Khoja Tomb, 17th Century family cemetery of the Kashgar area Islamic leader.

The Afaq Khoja Mausoleum is a mausoleum in Xinjiang, China; it is the holiest Muslim site in the region. located some 5 km northeast from the centre of Kashgar, in Haohan Village (浩罕村; Ayziret in Uyghur), which has is also known as Yaghdu.

The shrine is heavily patronized by sightseers and locals alike and has been designated as a tourist attraction by Chinese officials.

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