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Abakh Hoja Tomb

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Abakh Hoja Tomb, also called "Xiangfei Tomb", is like a grand palace composed of the gatehouse, a small mosque, the main mosque, scriptures-taught hall and the main tomb. An exquisitely carved tower shaped on the dome and a glittering gold-plated crescent was inlaid on the top of the tower. A half person high platform followed by 58 tombs of the five generation of the 72 persons from Xiangfei family sited in the spacious and bright hall. While Xiang Fei's tomb is in the northeast corner of the platform with her Chinese and Uighur name on it. The tomb is covered with blue glass tiles and figured cloth with variety of patterns, which serves as a mark of respect for the dead and a protection for the tomb mound. The left of the mausoleum is two delicate Moslem chapels and behind the mausoleum is a crowd of tombs, which form very spectacular scenery.


Xiangfei is the concubine of Qian Long emperor, formerly named Pal Khan. It is said that she has a intense scent of Russian olive flower, hence she was called "Xiangfei". Unfortunately, she was died of depression and after her death, the emperor sent sixty-six thousand six hundred and sixty-six people to carry her coffin back her home. When the coffin was sent to Kashi, there were only six of them lived among the funeral teams. Of course, this is only a legend. According to Qing records, she had lived 28 years in the palace and died at the age of 53. She was buried in Hebei Qing Dongling and the storage in the Abakh Hoja Tomb is only some of the dresses of Xiangfei.


With a tough and unyielding spirit, Abakh Hoja Tomb has experienced more than 300 years of wind and rain. Travelers come here to worship as well as appreciate the fantastic architectural technology and art style.