Police patrol outside the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang, after morning prayers. Photo: AFP
Police patrol outside the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang, after morning prayers. Photo: AFP

From the Wall to the Water: retracing the Old Silk Road to meet the Uygurs in Kashgar

  • Enamoured by the tale of Gan Ying, an ancient Chinese explorer who set out to contact the Roman Empire, William Han decided to follow in his path
  • Han’s journey led him from Hong Kong to Italy, via Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Iran and Greece. Here is an excerpt from his upcoming book

Police patrol outside the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang, after morning prayers. Photo: AFP
Police patrol outside the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang, after morning prayers. Photo: AFP
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