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“Taking public bus to the market”

Kashgar Live Stock Market
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All Inclusive Private Day Tour: Kashgar City Highlights and Animal Bazaar
Ranked #5 of 52 things to do in Kashi
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

The Sunday Animal market is another exaggeration.First the name is incorrect. There were several animal markets near Kashgar, when you asked the local people most likely they do not understand which one do you mean. Even the taxi driver had problem of figuring out which one is the 'Sunday Animal market' although I had the name written in Chinese and Uihgur. The instruction given in the guidebooks and forum message for taking public bus to go there is also incorrect. They all said people should take bus#16 which does not even go to the same direction.

The official name for the Sunday animal market in Chinese is “活畜交易市场” in English it means Live animal trading market. It is also commonly known as “Dong Bazaar” 东巴札. It means East bazaar. The location of the market is actually north of Kashgar.

Bus # 23 is the one which will take you there, The sign on the bus is "23东巴札"
The bus terminal is in a small north-south oriented road, off the east side of Binhe Rd. which is parallel a small river/canal in the area of the International Grand Bazaar.
The bus stop is diagonally opposite the Kashgar #7 Elementary School.
The entrance to the lane is about 75m north of the corner of Aizirete Rd and Binhe Rd.

The trip to the livestock market is about 30 minutes, it costs 1 yuan. Most of the Uihgur people will get off at the highway junction, just follow the people to the entrance of the market which is approximately 200 meters on the left hand side from the junction.

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Reviewed March 25, 2013

Had a fantastic time at the Live Stock market which are held on Sundays. The sheer amount of stock that are available at the market and how the selling and buying works particularly when a broker/agent gets involved was fascinating. More enjoyable due to my agribusiness background. Also saw cotton seed getting turned into cattle feed. Definately worth a visit on a Sunday.

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Reviewed March 24, 2013

The animal market takes place on Sundays at a distance from the city. Local ouygur farmers go there to sell their sheep, cows, horses, goats, donkeys and even camels. You'll see a lot of people wearing traditional clothes, animals transported to there on big trucks or small carriages. Horse riding demonstrations (horses are actually tested). You can have a mouton soup and nan bread for lunch with local farmers in the small restaurants on the side. Around mid-day the market reaches its maximum activity.

Thank cristinaoh
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

We got to the livestock market right in the thick of action, at around noon (Beijing time). There were a ton of trucks pulling up with sheep, cows and camels and we had a great time watching the local farmers unload their livestock and lead (or drag them) them to the centre of the market. We also saw buyers (some bought trucks of sheep while others bought just one or two lambs) haggling over prices of livestock. Bring a wide angle and a zoom lens for great photo opportunities of the entire market, close-ups of livestock and profile shots of interesting weather-beaten Uighur faces. Try climbing on the many trucks (make sure its owner isn't nearby) for an overview of the entire market. Then finish off with a kebab or two from the food stalls ringing the market. Overall, quite an interesting experience - definitely more lively than some of the livestock market we've been to in India.

Thank Mei L
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

I guess the thing to remember here is that this is a livestock market for locals and not designed as a tourist attraction. I mention this as I heard one (American?) lady complain it was very dirty and smelly.

If however you go along with an open mind and to just experience things, you can have a ball. I loved grabbing photos, eating at the local stands and just having some fun. The main livestock market is now been relocated out of the city area, but no hassles, there is still much to see.

For those in Kashgar for a couple of days, there is a much smaller market located at Opal on the Monday and this is good as it is much more local and less tourists.

Thank crosis
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