We are ready to start! Who? you may ask. I do not know yet :), but I hope that my enthusiasm will convince other travelers.
Let us start easy! There is a train line that runs from Kashgar to Hotan (485 Km) in 8 hours. It departs Kashgar at 10:16 and arrives Hetian at 18:26.
But the aim of this trip is not “going to places”, but “flowing into places”. We are not in a hurry to get Hotan, isn’t it? Let us stop one day in Kargilik. There are caves with Buddahs, a mosque, and, sure an open market.
Or … what about Yarkand? Any choice means that other places will be skipped. Decisions are difficult. If some reader has suggestions, please, use the comment field, I will try to add information about where to stop
This place will be the first immersion in the flow that will drive us towards East, the Oasis and the Desert.
This will be the easier leg of the trip.
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