Apa Hoja Mausoleum

Considered the holiest Muslim site in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, north-west China in the city of Kashgar, Apa Hoja Mausoleum or Abakh Khoja Mausoleum was built in the 17th century. The beautiful tiled mausoleum is situated about 5 km northeast of the city centre of Kashagr, it also contains the tombs of five generations of his family for Abakh Khoja who was a powerful ruler of Kashgar in the 17th century and also revered as a prophet and second only to Mohammed. The Mausoleum was first built in 1640 and contained 72 members belonging 5 generations of the family. Emperor Qianlong's favored concubine-Xiangfei(fragrant Concubine) was also said to be buried here. The tomb is otherwise called Xiangfei Tomb in Chinese.

There are 2 mosques in the Mausoleum for local Uyghurs to pray. There are not many travelers to this site, and it is nice to visit here in summer while traveling to China.

The entrance fee is CNY30.

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