Highly recommended in Frommers Guidebook

Tours & Guides

Kashgar has an overload of travel agents, tours and tour guides, many of whom are just out for a fast buck, but there are also some decent and professional agencies and individuals. Uighur Tours (tel. 0998/298-1073; www.uighurtour.com) in the lobby of the Chini Bagh is managed by a friendly local, Ali Tash, who can assist with everything from general advice on what to see in the city through to booking bus, plane, and train tickets, permit assistance, day trips to local markets and full-blown tours.

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