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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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Interesting and well-laid out museum

I found this museum to be very well laid out, and there were a lot of different exhibits. It was interesting to see the mummies and learn about the different ethnic groups. We had... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
jtaylor946
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Guangzhou, China
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Guangzhou, China
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102 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I found this museum to be very well laid out, and there were a lot of different exhibits. It was interesting to see the mummies and learn about the different ethnic groups. We had a tour guide, but most of the exhibits did have English as well as Chinese. This is a must for those who want to learn more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

One section on the ground floor has some ancient history--from arrowheads to dried dumplings to jade things. The other section has the large cultural exhibits. There are life-sized yurts and furniture for the 13 ethnic groups from Xinjiang province, as well as costumes. The display is very well done. On the second floor is the mummy display, with caucasian-featured mummies... More 

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Thank adventureseekerJK
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

It is very well taken care of. The displays of artifacts and many mummies are fascinating. It's location is very easy to find. It's worth a few hours visits.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

It's a quite well-kept museum with lots of items about the area and all the numerous people who have lived there throughout time. The exhibition showing the various groups and their traditions and customs is informative, even though it may at times come across as overly stereotyping (this is how Russians are and Russians dress like this, etc). Lots of... More 

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Nanjing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Must see. Excellent collection of history and artifacts from Xinjiang area presented in a well organized and modern facility. Historical information about different Ethnic cultures from the past sharing the local area presented from Chinese perspective.

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Thank Aqeel M
Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

A fairly large museum, with 2 floors of exhibits from Stone Age to Bronze Age to modern day, including some corpses unearthed from several cemeteries belonging to the different ethnic groups. Covers several of the minority Groups in China. Entrance is free and exhibits are well displayed. The down side is that not much English is used in describing the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

This museum has some great stuff in it - particularly good as a last stop on xinjiang to see the goods that have been dig up in sites you have already been to. The area around the taklamakan desert has a climate that has led to some remarkable finds so expect ancient fabric (pretty sure some labels said 3000BC) and... More 

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Thank EMD100
Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

This museum has an excellent collection. Would strongly recommend a guide who is familiar with the collection and speaks your language to explain collection

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Free enterance. They check the id (passport) at the gate and dont allow liquid and fire inside. Camera and bags are fine. Visitors can hire digital guide as well. I didnt, so dont know about available lunguages and fee. Almost all articrafts/items ve details in English. Must visit all galaries specially on 2nd floor where Mummies are and on ground... More 

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Thank Zafar Y
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting museum with a lot of ceramics - statues and scary mummies.. Important to understand the history of this very ancient land...

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