On the outskirts of Kuqa, about a 20 minute walk from the center of the new city, you'll find a few
acres of ruins slowly being converted to cemetery. The aboveground mud and straw structures familiar
to the muslim style of burial are found among the broken buildings and few remaining walls. The holes
dug by either archaeologists or treasure hunters make for some treacherous exploring, but getting inside
a few of the remaining buildings makes for worthwhile exploring. One of those few places where it was
possible to set myself a little back in the old times. No tourists, no locals charging admission.
Just some ruins.