Located 160 km south-east of Kashi (Kaxgar) City and 1,050 km south-west of Urumqi. The IBA is on the lower Yarkant River, in a densely-populated agricultural area.
Non-bird biodiversity: Animals include Vulpes vulpes, Gazella subgutturosa, Euchoreutes naso and Dipus sagitta.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Markit-Yarkant Oasis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/11/2019.