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HOTAN 和田 TRAVEL GUIDE

Hotan was once the centre of a Buddhist empire and hugely important along the Southern Silk Route. Famous for jade, silk and carpet weaving in it's heyday it has long been a major trading post and still boasts one of the best Sunday markets in the whole of Xinjiang province. However, it isn't Kashgar and is generally only visited as part of an extended trip along the difficult and remote Southern Silk Road.
 
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BEST REASON TO VISIT HOTAN

The Sunday Market is Hotan's highlight so make sure a visit here falls on that day.
 

TOP ATTRACTIONS IN HOTAN

The highlight which brings the tourists in is the Sunday market which is much less commercial than the one in Kashgar. Jade trinkets and local knives as well as carpets are the items of main interest. The deserts surrounding Hotan contain places of historical and archaeological interest including several cemeteries which can be visited.
 

OUR TOP HOTAN TRAVEL TIP

An essential stop along the difficult Southern Silk Road, if you get here you really will be seeing a part of China not often visited.
 

ACCOMMODATION IN HOTAN

The Hotan Hotel is and OK option but choices are limited here.
 

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