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So far on our Silk Road journey, the historical evidence of the oasis towns' roles in the past was there if you went looking amid the modernity - in Dunhuang if you went to the Mogao Caves; in Turpan if you went to the ruins; in Urumqi if you...closed your eyes and imagined it. In Kashgar, however, you're immediately transported to the ancient times of the Silk Road at its peak just by stepping foot in the city bounds. As soon as we got off the train, we knew this place was special, considered the pinnacle of a Silk Road exploration today for dern good reason. Given how dusty and old-fashioned and straight out of the history books it is, my fondness for Kashgar is surprising to say the least (I hate dust!). But when you see how unique a town it is, how deftly it combines the cultures that converge geographically at its location at the crossroads of central Asia, it's easy to understand why I loved it.
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