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Hotan - 和田

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- Review updated on 19 avril 2024

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Hotan is a city famous for jade crafts and rug making. The inhabitants of this city have in fact discovered the secret of Chinese silk in the 5th century and today Hotan manufactures the best carpets in the region.Hotan’s Sunday market is also very famous and competes in size and color with the one in Kashgar. There are carpets and all kinds of objects and a cattle market.The surrounding desert is also dotted with remains of several abandoned cities: the ruins of Yotkan, ancient capital of a kingdom from the third to the eighth centuries, the ruins of Melikawat …

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