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The Malikawat Site

The Malikawat Site is located on the western bank of the Yurung-kash River, 25 kilometers to the southwest of Khotan City, with a mountain on the west and the Kunlun Mountains on the south, in an area about 1400 meters long from south to north and about 800-900 meters wide from east to west there densely distributed cultural remains, including wind- eroded mounds, hundreds of pedestals, potsherds, stone saddle- querns, stone mortars with pestle, pottery kilns. In addition, large numbers of Wuehu coins of the Han Dynasty and fragments of Buddha have also been found here. The city dates from the Han-Tang times, now is a major cultural site under autonomous region protection.