The Death of Old Kashgar

January 17, 2014 § 2 Comments

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I went back to Kashgar, in southern Xinjiang, in September last year for the first time in 13 years. In 2000 it was a place that I was sorry to leave; I didn’t feel the same this time. More words and pictures about that can be found at Unmapped, a new travel magazine that’s publishing the kinds of pieces that are in short supply: well-written, insightful reports from places that the news agenda doesn’t seem concerned about.

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§ 2 Responses to The Death of Old Kashgar

  • Qayyum says:

    Kashgar indeed changed alot in last decade, especially last 5 years. Various government sponsored mainland Chinese companies bought over various business in town and built skyscrapers.

  • Mihray says:

    “Going back would be too depressing. So long as I stayed away, my memories would endure” It’s my hometown, imagine how I feel?! But the article was very touching, may be because I could relate more or I’ve seen what’s written…

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