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Yarkent Attractions

There are not many attractions of interest in Yarkent. The city was a trade town known to the outside world for its connection with the Silk Road, but few of the ancient trade route remains today. The attractions worth exploring are covered below on this page.

Some travelers like to spend a day or two in Yarkent to explore the city's old quarters and experience its unique atmosphere.

Most Popular Yarkent Attractions

The Tomb of the Kings of Shache

With an area of 1,050 square meters (11,302 square feet), the Tomb of the King of Shache was first built in 1533 during the reign of Emperor Jiajing of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).A number of kings, princ..

Taklamakan Desert Tourist Scenic Region

As the largest desert in China and the second largest one in the world, Taklamakan Desert means 'the place that you can enter but cannot find your way out' in the Uygur language. It covers an area of 337,6..

Blessing Terrace

Location: The terrace is in Bayi Douwa Village in Arele Township. It is 4 kilometers from the downtown. Special Distinction: It is a national A-level scenic spot, and a Xinjiang heritage protection s..

Battery Tourist Scenic Spot

Location: It is 35 km southwest of Shache County. Special Distinction: It is a national A-level scenic spot. The Qing army defeated the army of A Gu Bo, an ancient kingdom in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region..