by A Total TaiTai Tale



On our last day in Kashgar, we were going to go see the livestock market before heading to the airport for our mid-afternoon trek back to Beijing.

The day begins with Uyghur farmers and herders trekking into the city from nearby villages. By lunchtime, just about every saleable sheep, camel, horse, cow and donkey within 50km has been squeezed through the bazaar gates. […] Trading at the market is swift and boisterous between the old traders; animals are carefully inspected and haggling is done with finger motions. {LonelyPlanet}

As we were approaching our guide told us that apparently the market was closed for “quarantine/cleaning”. We were not the only ones caught off guard by the look at the number of trucks loaded with animals on the side of the road.

So I didn’t get to take pictures of the animals, just a little video of the side of the road through the car window :-(.

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