Posts Tagged ‘kashgar’

Google Earth map of old and new Kashgar

Google Earth map of old and new Kashgar

Stefan Geens, the blogger behind Ogle Earth, provides a guest blog including photos of Kashgar’s demolition and a Google Earth map of old and new Kashgar.


Demolishing Kashgar, repressing Uyghurs

Demolishing Kashgar, repressing Uyghurs

In an eerie way, Kashgar reminds me of Paris. While researching my book, I visited the Uyghur oasis in China’s western region of Xinjiang and saw it undergoing a massive demolition. The reason: Chinese officials say the town’s old neighbourhoods are unsafe and vulnerable to earthquakes. The solution: raze the ancient quarter and reconstruct a new city.


Panoramic views of Old Kashgar

Panoramic views of Old Kashgar

Check out these cool panorama views of Old Kashgar on 360Cities.net. You can also see some other Xinjiang towns here as well.


CHAPTER 6

CHAPTER 6

Kashgar: Mission Impossible A day or two from Irkeshtam Pass, Gustaf Mannerheim separated from Paul Pelliot, the legendary French sinologist with whom he was travelling from Osh. The two men did not get along, and a power struggle ensued about who was in charge of the expedition. However, they both stayed at the Russian consulate [...]