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Kashigurgan Fort  
   

Kashigurgan Fort

Another relic from silk road days. This lies on end of Wakhan corridor extending from Afghanistan, a place of tremendous significance in the region, a long way from China's control.
Tashikurgan

September 14th 2014
Tashikurgan provincial town, 230km south of Kashgar on the Karakorum highway - a focus of this trip, the town is still in China but only 14km from Tajikistan, a quick look round town and is has all changed again, 60% of locals from Tashikurgan, different hats & they might kiss your palm for a greeting, generally not really pleased to be Chinese. The whole area is steeped in history, back to Han Dy ... read more
Asia » China » Xinjiang » Kashgar

Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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