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Gaotai Ancient Homes

Tuman Riverside, Southeast of old city, Kashi 844000, China
+86 189 9909 3311
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The real old town of Kashgar - crumbling mud brick homes

There are two old towns - the crumbling remnant of the real old town of which there are a couple of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia
Closed to visitors

When I went today, there were signs outside all the entrances that it "is dressed up," whatever... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2017
Chongqing, China
via mobile
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Tuman Riverside, Southeast of old city, Kashi 844000, China
+86 189 9909 3311

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are two old towns - the crumbling remnant of the real old town of which there are a couple of reviews here - but most of the reviews are of the renovated new old town called Ga Er elsewhere on TripAdvisor. This review is...More

Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

When I went today, there were signs outside all the entrances that it "is dressed up," whatever that means, and closed to non-residents. It's still nice to walk around the outside though.

Thank Sarucane
Reviewed August 17, 2017

The winding alleys of the old town are by far the best thing about Kashgar. Although most have been renovated and look quite new, the still maintain a traditional feel. Kids and families can be seen playing in front of their homes and are very...More

Thank Ziggy28104
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

I've been living/traveling in China for 3 years and this was probably one of my favorite experiences. I loved getting to see a place so unique and different from the rest of china. I think I could've wandered the alleys of the old city forever....More

Thank Lauren A
Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

Well maintained, no traffic, unique, peaceful and charming. Local shops, easy to navigate, highly recommended.

Thank yoram b
Reviewed July 11, 2017

The old houses represent the traditional architecture. Look for the fine decorated door knows or door locks, the elaborated windows. Look for the antic lanterns. Some small little restaurants invite you. The light for taking pictures is great. Watch the children how happily they play...More

Thank hpizka
Reviewed December 5, 2016

Gao Tai Ancient Homes is a bit of a misnomer. It has obviously been made into a tourist attraction, whereas in fact it is just a new reconstruction of part of the Kashgar city wall that fell into disrepair over the years and has recently...More

Thank hidihidiho
Reviewed October 27, 2016

This was my second visit to Kashgar, but the first time I visited the Gaotai Ancient Homes. On my previous visit, the government was busy tearing down this old section and replacing it with a "new old-town". Since then, they have realized the tourism benefit...More

1  Thank Roams-A-Lot
Reviewed September 27, 2016

There are a number of reviews on GaoTai, but none clearly describes where it is located - we had to hard work to find it. First of all, if you ask anyone local who understands English (mostly some hotel staff, guides) or taxi drivers, they...More

3  Thank kurts
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Spent more than an hour wondering around, visiting potters, an antique shop, embroidery places making hats and pillows. It was wonderful even so at first it felt that most of the place was being destroyed but once you get inside it is great. Highly recommended.

Thank nomade123
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