International Bazaar

International Bazaar, Urumqi: Hours, Address, International Bazaar Reviews: 4/5

International Bazaar
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Speciality & Gift Shops
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
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Friday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
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Sunday
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SherifSonbol
Cairo, Egypt47 contributions
Where people are happy
Mar 2020
I did not buy anything but was very interested in the open dance area, where people were dancing cheerfully.
Also, in the food court, where also professional dancers wee performing with great pleasure.
Written February 7, 2021
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,074 contributions
Fun shopping
Jul 2020
Lots of unusual, great quality goods, including foods, being offered for sale. Excellent for unique items souvenir shopping.
Written July 4, 2020
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Paul C
Alameda, CA6 contributions
Bazaar Bazaar
Sep 2019
An artificially created bazaar that lacks the character of the bazaar in Istanbul. Lots of stalls selling the same stuff. It’s worth going up the tower to get a picture of the size of the bazaar. Lots of food stalls to eat from. In the evening there’s free entertainment in the square.
Written March 5, 2020
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AZCasualTraveler
Mesa, AZ1,794 contributions
Nice International Bazaar
Oct 2019
The Urumqi International Bazaar is nice place to visit while in Urumqi. This Bazaar has a wide open and clean walkway, and it is a colorful with a good variety of different shops and eateries. Although the Urumqi International Bazaar is no where as large as the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, it is still a very nice Bazaar for a city the size of Urumqi (Istanbul has 4 to 5 times the population vs. Urumqi). Another place to visit while in the Bazaar is the Erdaoqiao Market, which is connected to the Bazaar area.
The International Bazaar is a worthwhile place to visit - if not for the merchandise, go for the food as there is a very good variety things to eat here.
Written January 27, 2020
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Nalee V
Sydney, Australia39 contributions
Cultural melting pot!
Oct 2019 • Family
We were told by many friends not to visit due to safety concerns, but we went despite their advice as a number of locals had told us that the local police had clamped down on security significantly. Apparently you can scream for help and a police or security guard can be at your aid within a minute. Indeed there is right security with bad checks at the entry points, and police and guards march in groups as a show of presence, but there is no trouble and you can clearly see that people are there to have a good time and not to stir.
Security concerns aside, as unfortunate as the past violence has been, it is a beautiful place to be, and has so much to offer. It is amazing to see So many people from different walks of life, dancing, eating, and getting along well together - its the essence of what Xinjiang is about. We strongly advise that you go- it is perfectly safe, and you would be wrong to miss it!
Written October 9, 2019
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yipjcs88
Hong Kong, China9,934 contributions
Shopping paradise in Urumqi
May 2019 • Solo
The International Grand Bazaar is a must-see in Urumqi, Xinjiang. It offers a great variety of Xinjiang products eg dried fruits and nuts, Xinjiang Hetian jade, musical intruments, souvenirs, essence oils, etc. The largest shop sells Xinjiang jade. There are many food stalls and restaurants. Next to the massive pillar, the landmark of the bazaar, there is a public square where the local people come to dance. Finding a toilet may be hard for the first-time visitors. There is one inside the large jade shop and another inside the restaurant above the jade shop.
Written May 29, 2019
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phaiksim hong
Singapore, Singapore55 contributions
Colourful Grand Bazaar Urumqi
Sep 2018 • Family
Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar in Urumqi is the biggest bazaar in the China. Bazaar is strong in Islamic architecture style on the basis of the prosperity of the ancient Silk Road, reflected on the rich western ethnic features and regional culture.
Grand Bazaar is a magnificent commercial complex which includes Sightseeing Tower where you can view the whole bazaar, Erdaoqiao Mosque, Banquet-Performance Grand Theatre, Merry Square, Sunny Pedestrian Street. In addition to shopping and appreciating the unique architectures, the Banquet-Performance Grand Theater offers. Often street singers and dancers give impromptu performance.It is also a great place to purchase clothing, embroidery, hats and jewellery. Other handicrafts handwoven rugs, carpet, cashmere scarves, include jade carvings, exotic knives, woodcrafts, and ethnic musical instruments not forgetting all kind of season fruits, dried fruits and herbs. Many items can be found at very cheap price which makes the International Grand Bazaar a fun place to shop and bargaining is a must as prices are negotiable.
Banquet and Performance Theater of the Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar is the largest in Xinjiang. While dining and enjoying the great performance of songs and dances on stage. Enjoy tasty dishes like kebab, roasted lamb, fried chicken, noodles, salads, soups, hand pilaf, naan bread, samosa and western food in Xinjiang.
Written October 29, 2018
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Thung673
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan309 contributions
Multicultural experience for a stop over
Jul 2018 • Friends
About 30 minutes drive from the airport. The Bazaar sells all sorts of stuff ranging from jewelry (jade, gold), fragrances, spices, petrified items, clothing, food and souvenirs.
Many different ethnicities can be seen: Uyghurs, Kazakh, Mongols, European, Han Chinese etcetc
Written July 2, 2018
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hx2121
Chicago, IL53 contributions
Not worth the time
Jun 2018 • Solo
Seriously it’s just handcrafts and extremely touristy ones at that. You’ll be charged 2-3x the normal price for anything you buy here. There is maybe one alleyway that is picturesque, but otherwise nothing cool. They don’t even sell food in this market - according to locals, you need to venture to other local residences to find decently priced food and goods.
Written June 24, 2018
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James W
Vietnam290 contributions
Local market is always the best
Apr 2017 • Business
Free of entrance but you will definitely spend money here! Everything is so exotic to foreigners! A place must visit!
Written September 21, 2017
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