Apak Khoja Tomb




 

Apak khoja mausoleum or Apak khoja Tomb is located 5km northeast of kashgar city.it is a mausoleum complex of the khoja family of the Aktaghlik sect (white mountaineer). In the 17th century, Kashgar came under the ruler of a religious leaders, The Khoja family, which is the designation of high grade Islamic religious people, they call themselves like that to tell people they are different from other normal Muslims. whose colleagues formed a powerful clique in Bokhara and Samarkand. A theological split saw the formation of two opposing sects, the Black and White Mountaineers. The Khoja family ruled southern xinjiang from the seventeenth century to the mid- eighteenth century. They began a bloody see-sawing of power between Kashgar and Yarkant.