Left: Right in the middle of the animal market, vendors
have erected food stalls for hungry herders and horsemen.
Right: Farther down the road, a slightly more permanent
establishment prepares stews of some very fresh mutton.
Left: On the edges of the Market Grounds, another Sunday
eatery sizzles up more mutton for cheap soups.
Right: Back towards town, a permanent noodle shop
makes sure you know its noodles are really fresh!
We couldn't pass up this attractive place on the way back
from the market.
Left: With its fresh ripe tomatoes and vegetables, a little
meat, and steaming noodles -- this is good stuff. Very clean
and friendly to boot!
In addition to the permanent hat market area in town,
there is a hat section at the Market Grounds, as well.
Left: Here are more skull caps sold by women you may not
Right: And a branch of the fur hat dealer gets good business from those
long-nosed tourists -- as everyone else enjoys the show.
Odds and Ends:
Left: Not too far from the live animal market is the goat innards
section (the guy looks like it was his best friend).
Right: And right next door is the used shoe and boot man; he also
does repairs to your riding boots.
Left: This group of men are all selling chamois pelts.
Right: And for those nomads who don't fancy going into town,
a Sunday barbershop is set up on the Market Grounds. Note that
the growing of the beard and the shaving of the head
are in vogue for rural muslims.
Left: Back in town, more make-shift barbershops (and barbers)
have sprung up on the streets of Kashgar on Sunday.
Right: For many, it's a weekly or monthly visit for good grooming.
Back at the Seman Hotel (Old Resthouse), some new garden
sculpture has spruced up the place a little since I last stayed here.
Left: Traditional dancing.
Right: And the classis desert camels from the Silk Road.
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