Handicraft Street
Handicraft Street
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Mary T
Buenos Aires, Argentina2,937 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
There is a sector with hats - including furry ones with ear flaps -, ceramics, woodcarving, metalworking, traditional musical instruments, textiles, carpets, foodstuffs, etc. The greatest find was the One Hundred Year Teahouse located on the second story of a building on the lefthand side of the street (walking from the mosque). Locals play traditional music and sing and dance spontaneously on the balcony. You are encouraged to join in.
Written 2 May 2019
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Lorah Z
Chaweng, Thailand173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Solo
The handicraft street is located within the 'rebuilt' old town of Kashgar. Yes, sadly, the architecture is no longer the original and there is a tacky sign stating "Old Town". There are ID checks going into and out of old town.

However, the handicraft street is still full of locals and is extremely interesting to see. The shop keepers are generally all very friendly. You can still buy very authentic items, although, I am not sure if the prices are inflated - I believe the same item will be cheaper in the bazaar nearby.

Food is just amazing in Kashgar - make sure you pick up some freshly made naan when you see them.
Written 12 April 2018
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Archaeobuff
Sydney, Australia2,033 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Solo
The best part of this street (accessed through the grand entrance gate in the wall to this part of the renovated old town) is you can see the carpenters, the smithy and the metal workers all working away in tiny workshops. I bought quite a few inexpensive little items here. The architecture is quite interesting as it seeks to mimic the previous old town, now almost gone.
Written 12 October 2017
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GariusHUNG
Hong Kong, China1,007 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
Due to the time limit, I could only rush to walk pass the street. Some buildings are very nice, made of traditional wooden carving, beautiful to see. Different shops selling different items. Sellers are very nice. Feel free to take pictures, if they don't like it, they won't shout at you, the most they just turn their head to look at the other side. Some will smile at you or posed for you. I love this street.
Written 4 June 2017
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Jennifer M
Beijing, China58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
If you love history and want to explore Kashgar's history this is the best place. Wander the streets and soak up the history of the place as you wander around. Go with an appetite as the street food will tempt you to buy. Kashgar style meat pies and freshly squeezed pomegranate juice took my fancy.
The shops all seem to spill out onto the street and everyone is busily engaged in their craft. Shops fronts are structurally intricate wonders themselves...the entire city centre of Kashi is beautiful!
Written 2 June 2017
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Kathleen L
Melbourne, Australia377 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Solo
The street in this old, but renovated area of Kashi, is divided into different trades such as metal work, wood work and toolmaking. There are some bakers and other food shops interspersed. What is particularly nice about the area is the traditional wooden buildings with elaborate carved features.

There is also an old, old town area which has not been renovated and by virtue of the building materials (clay and wood) is slowly being eroded. I would recommend that you take your time to wander the streets of both the renovated old town (this hand crafts street) and the true old town, which lies between this and the Bazaar.

The lighted views of the old town from the ferris wheel at night are also a treat.
Written 22 May 2016
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Mem A
Melbourne, Australia218 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
The markets are an important part of the unique experience, you not only is or get a chance to purchase something special, it is also a place to learn a great deal of history in this Historic settings

Try visit all the markets as they are very different in many ways,
Written 3 October 2015
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