Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Traditional Uighur Dentistry
Despite political problems - discontent by the Uighur Muslims of Xinjiang province with Chinese rule - Kashgar remains a popular tourist destination. I have noticed that the Uighur section of the city abounds with dentist shops - perhaps the city could turn into a 'dentistry-destination', much as places like Thailand are famous for cheap cosmetic surgery and sex change operations.
At any rate, here are a few of the more graphic signboards. Open wide! Local anesthetic may be available, depending on supply.
Note that this is a 'dentest' shop, not a dentist.