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Xinjiang Regional Museum (Qu Bowuguan)

Xi Bei Lu 132, Urumqi, China
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Ranked #3 of 53 Attractions in Urumqi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
4.5 of 5 stars 44 Reviews
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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Stuttgart, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The Xinjiang Regional Museum is split into several sections, but the one most foreign visitors will find interesting (and the only section with comprehensive English information) is the section that introduces the ethnic groups native to the region. Each group has a section with mannequins in traditional costume, along with displays about their ways of life and important objects (musical... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I've been to various museums in China and this is probably one of the best. What I really enjoyed is the cultural section of the museum - they introduce the various ethnic minorities living in Xingjiang and showcase their culture and way of living through traditional costumes, musical instruments etc. The other section on the history of Xingjiang is also... More 

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Hong Hong
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

This was our first stop on our day tour which was very interesting. With so many different ethnic groups the museum does a good job showing everything from musical instruments and clothing to a full scale mockup of their housing. There were a few parts of the museum we thought were less interesting, such as the oceans and mummies exhibition..... More 

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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112 reviews 112 reviews
60 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Perhaps the most important contribution of the museum is its extensive collection of relics from Astana. If the Silk Road is important to you, this museum is not to be missed.

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Hong Kong, China
13 reviews 13 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
86 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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220 reviews 220 reviews
36 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 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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209 reviews 209 reviews
114 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
54 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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