Notes on the Geography of China: Kashgar: Photo 8
The shops face the Idgah Square, which is in front of the Idgah Mosque. This open space was once a Thursday market, but administrators like Oriental markets about as much as they like nomads, which is not at all. Too hard to control. See the cars lined up at the far side of the square? They're parked along a wide street that the Chinese pushed through the old city. (Really, Robert Moses is the secret hero of Chinese city planners.) Now, see that splash of color behind the cars?
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