Here fa-hsien stayed two years, writing out his Sutras, and drawing pictures of images.
Little is heard of Kashgar until fa-hsien visited it in 400.
fa-hsien's original object had been to search for (copies of) the Vinaya.
In the time of fa-hsien the latter was still preserved orally and was not written.
The merchants hereupon were perplexed, and did not dare immediately to land (fa-hsien).
fa-hsien and the rest, however, through the liberality of Foo Kung-sun, managed to go straight forward in a south-west direction.
Nothing of great importance is known about fa-hsien in addition to what may be gathered from his own record of his travels.
fa-hsien had not arrived in time (to see the distinguished Shaman) alive, and only saw his burial.
fa-hsien first spoke assuringly to them, and then slowly and distinctly asked them, "Who are you?"
They found two hunters, whom they brought back with them, and then called on fa-hsien to act as interpreter and question them.