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Notes on the Geography of China: Kashgar Sunday Market

The Sunday Market is now housed in a set of buildings for which the adjective "functional" would be high praise. Still, nobody comes to look at the buildings, and even gawkers find plenty to see.

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We're getting there but have stopped just long enough to notice a modern shopping center on Renmin Road.

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Renmin is the main east-west thoroughfare. The government building in the background needs no sign.

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We've turned north on Binhe Road. The Tuman River flows south from the Tien Shan. The dogs here are for sale, each kept on a taut chain. They're not paid to make nice.

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Everything's for sale. Firewood, for example.

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The wood arrives by Araba resinka, a traditional donkey cart with rubber wheels.

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Vegetables. Note the attempt at ethnic architecture.

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Sheep parts.

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Where do you think these bananas came from? How did they get here?

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Here's part of the answer. So they came by ship from Guayaquil to Shanghai, then by truck all the way across China? Maybe.

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Hardware.

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Potted plants.

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Carpets and brooms.

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Luggage.

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Shirts.

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Fabric.

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More fabric.

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A grand miscellany.

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This and that.

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Yogurt.

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A barber.

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Brunch.

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Time for a billiards break.


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