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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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Don't miss Urumqi Museum

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 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.

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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.

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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.

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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 I went on a Sunday morning and can confirm that all of the museum was open, there was out of date info saying that the Mummies exhibit was not open on...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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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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Beijing, China
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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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Sydney, Australia
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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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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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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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Kunming, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This museum is absolutely excellent. I may be a little biased because I studied archaeology and have read extensively about the beauty of Loulan, but I was blown away by the museum. One note, when I went all the locals were required to show their IDs and I was asked for my passport. I didn't have it, but my NY... More 

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