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Gaotai Ancient Homes

Tuman Riverside, Southeast of old city, Kashi 844000, China
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You've been had!!!!

Gao Tai Ancient Homes is a bit of a misnomer. It has obviously been made into a tourist attraction... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2016
true brit
Don't miss this if you are in Kashgar!

This was my second visit to Kashgar, but the first time I visited the Gaotai Ancient Homes. On my... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
Portland, Oregon
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Tuman Riverside, Southeast of old city, Kashi 844000, China

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Reviewed 5 December 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 27 October 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

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Reviewed 27 September 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

Thank kurts
Reviewed 23 August 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
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Little by little the real old town is being pulled down on the pretext of safety. What's left preserves the old dignity and gives a taste of a way of life which has very limited time left. Do experience this before it is flattened forever...More

Thank Inspector_More
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Is an experience. Though some part is under renovation,major parts are as they were for years back. Strong signs of what we could call poverty in our own measures. But gives a deep introduction of how these people were and are living,working and socializing. Do...More

Thank DimitrisMarkakis
Reviewed 6 December 2015

Day by day, the Silk Road ethnic groups atmosphere is disappearing from the town. In 2007, it seemed to keep best former appearance in the town.

Reviewed 19 October 2015

高台民居 is charming, in a large part due to the friendly kids and the labyrinth of little streets. Part tourist attraction and part real life, you want to capture all the charm but also feel bad to intrude with a camera. Not many locals live...More

Thank Saradala
Reviewed 2 October 2015

It is like you are in the Middle East but you are in China, A extremely historic city with deep culture only vist if you love culture, food and adventure. forget about the 5 start luxuries

Thank Mem A
Reviewed 20 August 2015

The old town has now all but disappeared. It has been replaced with brick structures that give it a more Disney feel. It is yet another ethnic minority area in China that has been 'improved' for tourism. Soon, the hordes will come and the Uighurs...More

Thank tombillinge
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