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Address: Heping South Road, Urumqi, China
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Interesting but not what I expected...

In all honesty I was expecting a vibrant bazaar. i was expecting to go back into time... But it was not like that. I was there late on a Sunday afternoon. It was a market that was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2016
Rene B
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Brisbane, Australia
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China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a totally skippable tourist attraction selling mediocre souvenirs and overpriced dry fruits. Combine it with some other activity in the area and budget 15 minutes to walk through it.

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Thank WWTraveller26
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These are modern shops. However, there is not much to see in Urumchi, so it worth coming over to see.

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Thank Tianshansky
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

In all honesty I was expecting a vibrant bazaar. i was expecting to go back into time... But it was not like that. I was there late on a Sunday afternoon. It was a market that was just trying to survive. Many of the stalls/shops were not opened unfortunately. Don't get me wrong. This place shocked me in other ways.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

Some very nice teas and handicrafts offered at reasonable price (after bargaining) . Oriental style of the house. Tourists from central asia buy lots of scarfs and stones. Very interesting souvenirs carved on site. Lovely people with a great sense of selling.

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Thank Marcel W
Hong Kong, China
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Lots of local produce for tourists, but you have to bargain with the shop owners. Ask and try before you shop. Looks like plaza in Abu Dhabi.

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Thank ChungkaiSin
Shanghai, China
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354 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This place is a full tourist trap. They all sell the same items. The building is new and not related to a real traditional bazaar.

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1 Thank Dutchguy_in_Allgau
Urumqi, China
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144 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

At the bazaar, you can see lots of things, but Han vendors are taking over many of the traditional shops. You can still see traditional Uyghur handicrafts like knives, scarves, and local foods (dates, nuts, and fruits). Everything is overpriced so don't forget to haggle for a better deal!

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Thank EastMeetsWeston
Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Having heard so much about this bazaar, we were excited to visit - until we saw the mass-produced goods, one store after another. The bazaar was almost deserted because of the bombings. It is arranged in sections: jade stores, carpet merchants, fruit sellers, etc. While somewhat interesting to walk around, it was not what I had expected in terms of... More 

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Thank Travelingmaven
Guilin, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This place used to be the first choice for shoppers until it became more and more touristy. If planning on serious shopping, Beiyuanchun (北园春) and Hualing (华凌) are where you should go, also locals' choice. You can buy twice the stuff at the same price in the International Bazaar. Be aware when you are haggling: if you don't sincerely want... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 413 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Nothing memorable but local culture. No ornately made knives for me but you can buy local hats (colourful square shape) or costumes or carpets (??). dried fruits are a good buy but I cannot tell you whether they were prepared in the most hygienic way or exposed to dust and dirt. I would come here simply to soak in the... More 

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