Kuqa Old Town scene of traditional life

Kuqa Old Town Aksu Xinjiang
Kuqa (or Kucha) has two faces. One is the old town with its maze of narrow streets, mud brick houses, its Arabic mosques, bazaar and its Uighur population. It has nothing to do with the new part of the city, where the majority of population is Han Chinese.

In the old town of Kuqa (or Kucha), you can feel the traditional atmosphere of the city. Wander in these streets to dive almost two millennia back, when Kuqa was a prosperous center on the Silk Road.
In these streets where the Uighur population and mosques are full, houses are still mud bricks. While you are there on a Friday, we must join in a large local market. Very colorful and lively, this bazaar is a window into the local culture. Facing the market, you will replace the Grand Mosque directly in the Middle East with its fully Arabic architecture. This area is very different from the new part where the majority of the Han Chinese population is grouped.

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