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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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Excellent Museum, great architecture

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Frisco, texas
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Frisco, texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Broadbeach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank BoBoAllDay
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Our guide told us about various ethnic minorities, but for those of us who are visual: the ethnic minority display in this museum depicted how each group looks, dresses, speaks and lives. Very interesting. The mummy displays were well done.

Thank Greg_and_Claude
Kashi, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

it is absolutily the cultural showcase fof Xinjiang , especially the ancient foundings from the tarim basin , mummies are very interesting , you can't imagina that appearance of the mummies are all europoid mixture with brown hair and bright skin , i recommend this museum to anyone ,

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

This is a very worthwhile museum! I don't usually go to museums but Urumqi doesn't have much to offer. To my surprise however, this place is full of very interesting information. There is so much about Xinjiang to be learnt! Everyone should learn about the origins of the local people... And this place is a good start. Oh.... I loved... More 

Thank Rene B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

the museum is quite big and is divided quite well to my surprise. My guide was knowleadgeable and the staff at the museum was very accommodating. The huge place has everything you need in order to be introduced into Xingiang and in general, the life of Chinese Muslims and their beautiful city. I recommend you to visit any other time... More 

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