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Xinjiang Regional Museum (Qu Bowuguan)

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Address: Xi Bei Lu 132, Urumqi 830000, China
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Phone Number: 0991-4552826
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The museum is very well structured and organised. It leads you through the history of Xinjiang in the last thousands of years to the past. With lots of information on the actual... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastiffany C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is very well structured and organised. It leads you through the history of Xinjiang in the last thousands of years to the past. With lots of information on the actual demographics and their current lifestyles. A very good attraction for your start out in Urumqi with all the information about the Ethnicities sharing the local area.

Thank Fantastiffany C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place. Free entry. Local history and mummies. Lots of domestic tourists. Worth to visit here. Sorry for my bad english.

Thank Janne U
Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must visit the excellent museum to see mummies, many, many other different cultures of the ethnic groups of Xinjiang. Free of charge

Thank auntiedoris
Mollymook, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent musuem. Well worth going back 2 or 3 times to take it all in. Best to go early in the morning

Thank 197maturetraveller
Frisco, texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

This Museum has to be a must starting point for a visit to this area; it provides a very visual view of all the multiple different ethnicities of people that live here, and their cultural backgrounds, dress, religion etc etc. Really excellent. And free :)

Thank alikarim
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best museums in China. Not only does it have a great collection of gold, silver, jade, silk, porcelain and everything else that made the trade on the Silk route , it also has a great collection of mummies from 1800 years ago, preserved naturally in the dry, hot desert environment. Great place to begin an... More 

Thank WWTraveller26
Broadbeach, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

This modern, spacious and well laid out museum gives a fascinating insight into the history of this area. Unfortunately I was limited with time and only had a brief glance at some exhibits, spending nearly all my time learning the history of the people's who have inhabited this area for thousands of years. Particularly worth seeing are the recreations of... More 

Thank Cookie993
Northampton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Like all regional museums in China, this one is particularly dedicated to telling the story of the harmonious world of Chinese minorities. Still, there are some exciting displays. Xinjiang is home to more mummies than anyplace in the world, and many are on display here. So too the ancient artifacts of Niya and Turpan are world-class. Some of the other... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Excellent musuem with nice exhibitions in particular on the minorities of Xinjiang and also the other part of the museum detailing the history of Xinjiang.

Thank Tianshansky
Wuhan, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

This museum is famous as a perfect show of ancient Xinjiang and middle Asian history and culture. A good place for visitors to know what happened in this amazing region for the past fifty centuries.

Thank Francistang111

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