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Xinjiang Regional Museum (Qu Bowuguan)

Xi Bei Lu 132, Urumqi, China
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Ranked #2 of 57 attractions in Urumqi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, History Museums
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Hong Kong, China
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

For a China museum, the Xinjiang Regional Museum is better than most. The exhibitions are quite well maintained although there are some updates sorely needed. There are very limited English interpretive labels, text and graphics. The mummy exhibition is definitely the highlight.

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

A very high standard regional museum, with well curated exhibits that explained more than 6,000 years of history and a good description of the various minority groups in Western China. The museum has a good collection of artifacts from clothes, woven items, tools, potteries, stones and utensils. There were many life-size exhibits, depicting local dance and culture. Be prepared to... More

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Guilin, China
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109 reviews 109 reviews
76 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

What an excellent visit!!!! It was one of the best museums that I have ever visited in China. A great number of collections introducing us the traditions and folkways of up to 12 minorities in Xijiang. The biggest highlight is the awesomely preserved mummies! They are just beautiful and astonishing! In the bookstore on the lobby, you can find books... More

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Portland, Oregon
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194 reviews 194 reviews
35 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This was a very nice museum with interesting displays of clothing worn by the various minorities, artifacts and even a fully furnished yurt. The mummies were fascinating. You could get up-close and personal with them and see the interesting face paintings on them. The museum is free and definitely worth a visit if you are in Urumqi and interested in... More

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Canberra, Australia
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143 reviews 143 reviews
84 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The museum is easy to get to...free...and has lots of information about the many (47) different ethnic groups as well as about 4 mummies around 4000 years old. Nicely laid out and easy to get around. Information in Chinese, Arabic and English...

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Urumqi, China
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59 reviews 59 reviews
53 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This museum has lots of information about the many different ethnic groups around Xinjiang, as well as the LouLan Beauties. They're about 4 mummies from around the province that are about 4000 years old.This museum is free, but make sure to go before 4, as that is the cutoff for new entry.

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Sydney
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14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I spent the best part of a day in this wonderful museum. Well designed, easy to get around and helpful signage. This was the beginning of my trip along part of the China Silk Road and it provided an overview of the various ethnic groups in the area. It is politically correct from the Chinese perspective however. Putting that aside,... More

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Seremban, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Limited collection of exhibit with regards to silk road. Especially the relics about the mission of the chinese emperor in search of the superior horse from central-west Asia.

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Urumqi, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The Regional Museum is absolutely fab. A must to visit during your trip to Urumqi. Sometimes the museum is free sometimes a small fee applies. Some great displays of local cultures and of course the mummies are just great. There are some nice things in the shops but the costs are exorbitant so best to buy cultural items elsewhere (Da... More

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Lindau, Germany
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

The museum has 4 sections, an overview about the minorities living in Xinjiang, mummies found in the deserts of the region, a historical part and a changing exhibition. Unfortunately the history section was closed for maintenance during our visit, but we enjoyed the museum quite much and spent nearly 2 hours. The display about the minorities is an easy start,... More

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