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Abakh Kohja's Tomb

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
Abakh Kohja’s Tomb is a famous historical tourist place located in the city of Kashgar. The Tomb was built on the name of Abakh Kohja after he was buried here. Abakh Kohja was the 17th century ruler of Kashgar, Korla, Kucha, Aksu, Hetian and Shache. He was the leader of the White Mountain sect of Islam and was revered as a venerable leader and prophet. Abakh Kohja's Tomb was built in 1640 and houses a small religious school and the tombs of 5 generations of Kohja's family. The complex features in the tomb include typical Central Asian architecture. It is a large mosque-like structure with blue and white tiling, complete with a green dome and colorful minarets.
Kohja's granddaughter Ikparhan is also buried here. She was a favored concubine to Qing emperor Qianlong and lived in the Forbidden City for 25 years before being executed by the emperor jealous mother. On the emperor orders, 120 people spent 3 years transferring her coffin back to her home in Kashgar and the palanquin upon which her coffin was carried is still on display.
Abakh Kohja’s Tomb is one of the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destinations that are located in the Kashgar city of China.

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