Dawakun Desert
Kashgar

Dawakun Desert

By Kelly PangUpdated Mar. 18, 2021

Summary

Dawakun Desert features lakes with true desert landscapes, and contains cultural relics of the Uygur culture. It is the nearest desert from Kashgar City.

Overview

Dawaka Desert is an oasis at the rim of Taklamakan Desert, featuring vast desert, flowing natural lakes and has relics of the Uygur culture in nearby areas. Newly-built European style villas and houses with Uygur ethnic features stand on the banks of the lakes. There are many desert amusement and activities too. Visitors can ride horses or camels on the desert, and it will be great to watch sunrise or sunset on the desert.

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Location

Dawakun Desert is located 110 kilometers or about 2 hours drive from Kashgar City. It is the nearest desert from Kashgar City.

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