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Xinjiang Regional Museum (Qu Bowuguan)

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Address: Xi Bei Lu 132, Urumqi 830000, China
Phone Number: 0991-4552826
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10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

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An interesting geological and historical museum of the region.

The exhibitions are well organized and visitors are well informed of the history and evolution of the region over the past centuries. Those well preserved dry bodies... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Joyce W
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exhibitions are well organized and visitors are well informed of the history and evolution of the region over the past centuries. Those well preserved dry bodies are impressive and keep me wondering about their life on earth. A good museum worth visiting and free. That is a surprise! The location is central in the city and easy to get... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is free, and has exhibits on the history of Xinjiang province, as well as extensive exhibits on the various people groups who have historically inhabited this area. They have an impressive quantity of artifacts, and the exhibits are very well done. This is a great way to spend a couple of hours in Urumqi.

Thank ILoveToEatOut
Chicago, Illinois
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177 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great opportunity to absorb history lessons during the visit. The highlight was the mummies which was preserved by the dry humidity and high temperature of the desert sun.

Thank FYL003
Singapore, Singapore
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173 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The Museum is very well managed and the layouts and displays are good. There are three languages :CHINESE, UIGHUR and ENGLISH explanations for the displays. The infamous XIJIANG MUMMY, which had been exhibited in many other countries outside China, is being displayed here. Many items showing the history and culture of XIJIANG and the minority tribes. A good place to... More 

1 Thank 313globetrotter
Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Fascinating displays of early history in this region, including the famous mummies of Celtic peoples. Also enjoyed a really good temporary display of contemporary Uighur paintings.

1 Thank Nancy D
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

such an amazing mummies much better than Egyptian ones with natural dray desert that kept them more than 6000 years , its free to visit such a treasure on earth

1 Thank Abdulwahab B
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Not a bad museum, but after going to the one in Turpan I have to say this one was a let down. The one in Turpan is great compared to this one. Still might be worth a visit though.

Thank Gordon S
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Very interesting Museum with displays about the different ethnicities that live in Xinjiang but the mummies will blow you away. Lots of signs promoting Chinese unity.

2 Thank DarkyTyrell
Gujranwala, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

While visiting Urumqi China, Museum is must to visit. Nice place showing China's tradition and Chinese history including old mummies.

Thank Kausar W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I had seen some of the mummies before at a special exhibition in Shenzhen a few years ago where no photos were allowed. Here they allowed photos without flash. I went on a Sunday morning and can confirm that all of the museum was open, there was out of date info saying that the Mummies exhibit was not open on... More 

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