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Address: No.581 Xibei Road, Saybagh District, Urumqi 830000, China
Phone Number: 0991-4552826
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Tue - Sun 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Very high quality museum

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2014
Yan S
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Beijing, China
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Beijing, China
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
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90 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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60 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 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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Bangkok
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

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

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Shanghai, China
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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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