Horgos is situated at the border between China and Kazakhstan border. Although it was once a stop on the ancient Silk Road, the modern city of Horgos is very new, which was formally elevated to city status by the central government in 2014. The meaning of the city is “place of much camel dung,” in Uyghur.
Horgos is being built up from a small village and some lavender fields, to become a major trade junction that would link together east and west, north and south along the New Silk Road — the emerging network of trade corridors, pipelines, logistics zones, and new cities stretching from East Asia to Europe.
Now the Horgos port is a big place for trade between China and Kazakhstan. The travelers can purchase all sorts of souvenirs in the market in Horgos.