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Xinjiang Uygur Museum

No.581 Xibei Road, Saybagh District, Urumqi 830000, China
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Ranked #4 of 56 Attractions in Urumqi
Type: Museums
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Beijing, China
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

This is a very nice musem with professional collection related with the Ancient Silk Road and history in the old west of China. Special exhibition are The Thirteen Ethnic Monority People's Life Exhibition, the Ancient Tombs and Mummy Exhibition.

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Oceanside, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The locals visited it too, new displays, a fantastic Chinese art room. A short walk from the Sheraton. It was free, and we some wonderful local people there.

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Guilin, China
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
86 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Totally worth 2 hours and more! Not only the famous mummies, but also the rich collection of daily stuff of different minority groups and historical relics of the Silk Road. Better visit with a tour guide, it will be more fun if your guide tells you interesting facts and stories of different minorities.

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Canberra, Australia
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174 reviews 174 reviews
55 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We liked the displays of minority group clothing and weapons, customs and lifestyles, including the nomadic tents and yurts. They also have some well-preserved mummies. The well-stocked shop is a good place to buy jade, the staff spoke very good English and were patient and helpful.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

2 floors are fill with interesting items. Worth a visit.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012 via mobile

A fun and free way to spend a snowny day in urumqi.

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Shanghai, China
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2010

I wish I had more time at this place! Ben and I were short on time, so we caught the mummies exhibit on one of the upper floors first. It was excellent. The bodies were laid out so that people could walk right up and peer through the plexiglass. The level of detail preserved is mind-blowing... eyelashes, toenails, face paint...... More

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