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Mor Buddhist Pagoda

Mor Buddhist Pagoda Travel Guide

Brief Introduction
In the middle of 10 century A.D., when Islamism was formally introduced into Kashgar, Buddhism staged out of the historical arena.

The only traces left was Mor Buddhist Pagoda, which is the last witness of Buddhism of Shule state, also interpreted as "Mordun" or "molatim" which means "chimney" in Uyghur, because the site of the Mor Buddhist Pagoda were two earth turret which was considered as beacon tower by the locals.

As a matter of fact, it was a famous ancient temple site, which is located 29 kilometers northeast of Kashgar city. The Mor Buddhist Pagoda has been identified as a Building of middle or late Tang dynasty.

In 1957, it was designated as the autonomous level historical relics protection unit.The pagoda faces south. Now it rests on ranges of mountains, facing the wilderness, and oppositing Hannuoyi ancient city over Qiakmak river.

The pottery pieces, fragment of coins, grapevine, Karez system and ancient bacon tower proved that the place was once dense-populated and bustling.According to the site and its shape, we can calculate that the pagoda enjoy a high position at that time, which may have been the special temple for the royals in Shule.

DCT Tips:

Recommended time for a visit: one hours.

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