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Address: Heping South Road, Urumqi, China
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Arabian world feeling

Lots of local produce for tourists, but you have to bargain with the shop owners. Ask and try before you shop. Looks like plaza in Abu Dhabi.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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55 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Lots of local produce for tourists, but you have to bargain with the shop owners. Ask and try before you shop. Looks like plaza in Abu Dhabi.

Thank ChungkaiSin
Shanghai, China
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302 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This place is a full tourist trap. They all sell the same items. The building is new and not related to a real traditional bazaar.

Thank Dutchguy_in_China
Urumqi, China
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139 reviews
103 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

At the bazaar, you can see lots of things, but Han vendors are taking over many of the traditional shops. You can still see traditional Uyghur handicrafts like knives, scarves, and local foods (dates, nuts, and fruits). Everything is overpriced so don't forget to haggle for a better deal!

Thank EastMeetsWeston
Chicago, IL
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168 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Having heard so much about this bazaar, we were excited to visit - until we saw the mass-produced goods, one store after another. The bazaar was almost deserted because of the bombings. It is arranged in sections: jade stores, carpet merchants, fruit sellers, etc. While somewhat interesting to walk around, it was not what I had expected in terms of... More 

Thank Travelingmaven
Guilin, China
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167 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This place used to be the first choice for shoppers until it became more and more touristy. If planning on serious shopping, Beiyuanchun (北园春) and Hualing (华凌) are where you should go, also locals' choice. You can buy twice the stuff at the same price in the International Bazaar. Be aware when you are haggling: if you don't sincerely want... More 

5 Thank peggielv
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 350 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Nothing memorable but local culture. No ornately made knives for me but you can buy local hats (colourful square shape) or costumes or carpets (??). dried fruits are a good buy but I cannot tell you whether they were prepared in the most hygienic way or exposed to dust and dirt. I would come here simply to soak in the... More 

4 Thank Highadventurer
Portland, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I had high hopes for the Urumqi bazaar, but was greatly disappointed. The bazaars in Hotan and Kashgar are much more interesting. The Urumqi International Bazaar is located in 4 newish buildings with escalators, fluorescent lights, etc. It is more like a mall than a bazaar. Be aware that if you buy a knife (there are many locally made knife... More 

4 Thank Roams-A-Lot
Malaga, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Good place to go if you´ve not got much time and ant to buy some tacky souvenirs as you can find ut all in one place. Basically hundres of stalls all selling the same stuff. NIce smells though from the herbs and spice sellers. If you´ve got more time you can get the same stuff much cheaper in the town... More 

1 Thank Phil R
Kuala Lumpur
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Stalls and shops selling similar but overpriced stuffs all over the place. Hard selling vendor who don't take bargaining lightly, they will gang up and ignore you if you bargain and do not buy. The dried fruits vendors will weigh and pack more of what you actually requested but will back down if you refuse to buy.

1 Thank pccheong
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155 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I honestly did not find this bazaar any different than all the other markets all over China. It's filled with the usual cheap stuff, from food to clothes, from stones to knives. It is busy but I didn't find as many local specialties as I was hoping for.

Thank ffrige

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