Pomegranate Tree of Life

Shopping District behind the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar

A large pomegranate fruit sits in the middle of Kashgar’s Old City just behind the refurbished Id Kah Mosque.   The Chinese have long believed that this fruit symbolizes fertility and those consuming it will have a long life and possibly chance at immortality.  In ancient Egypt, the fruit represented ambition and prosperity. The consumption of these fruity seeds by Persian warrior made him invincible.  The pomegranate will hopefully offer such gifts and more to the Uighurs here in Kashgar.

Shopping District behind the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar

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