Difference between revisions of "Khotan"
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Hotan airport is located south of the city and cn be accessed by taxi. Flights are available to/from Urumqi only.
Long Distance Bus Station Location: north of the city center on the main highway
Khotan 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.