Difference between revisions of "Khotan"
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Kotan was once center of a Buddhist empire. The old capital Yoktan is about 10 km West of the current city.
The area has been famous for jade for centuries. Khotan jade is first mentioned in written history about 200 BC. There are mines, but much of the stone is found in riverbeds. This is one of the few areas with black jade and white jade. Be prepared to bargain hard.