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Xinjiang Regional Museum (Qu Bowuguan)

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Address: Xi Bei Lu 132, Urumqi 830000, China
Phone Number: 0991-4552826
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
Rafa V
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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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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Xinjiang Regional Museum is a fantastic start for anyone keen on learning about the fascinating culture within Urumqi, especially for those on a budget as it's free! There are some vibrant rooms showcasing all sorts of different artefacts that give a delightful insight into the different cultures that make up the region: glazed pottery, clothing, ancient scripture, architecture and more!... More 

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Thank Michaela F
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

this is the museum which free of charge. this is an interesting geological and historical museum which show the evolution of the region over the past centuries. most people went there because of the fresh mummy" luolan beautiful woman" you can learn a lot in this museum especially the religion over past centuries which make xinjiang become so unique. you... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

The exhibition rooms provide good information in english, the museumshop have a lot of interesting books. The permanent Exhibitions like the mummies are amazing but also Exhibitions presenting Dance and Music alongside the silkroad are very impressive.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The exhibitions are well organized and visitors are well informed of the history and evolution of the region over the past centuries. Those well preserved dry bodies are impressive and keep me wondering about their life on earth. A good museum worth visiting and free. That is a surprise! The location is central in the city and easy to get... More 

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Thank Joyce W
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

This museum is free, and has exhibits on the history of Xinjiang province, as well as extensive exhibits on the various people groups who have historically inhabited this area. They have an impressive quantity of artifacts, and the exhibits are very well done. This is a great way to spend a couple of hours in Urumqi.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

A great opportunity to absorb history lessons during the visit. The highlight was the mummies which was preserved by the dry humidity and high temperature of the desert sun.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The Museum is very well managed and the layouts and displays are good. There are three languages :CHINESE, UIGHUR and ENGLISH explanations for the displays. The infamous XIJIANG MUMMY, which had been exhibited in many other countries outside China, is being displayed here. Many items showing the history and culture of XIJIANG and the minority tribes. A good place to... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Fascinating displays of early history in this region, including the famous mummies of Celtic peoples. Also enjoyed a really good temporary display of contemporary Uighur paintings.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

such an amazing mummies much better than Egyptian ones with natural dray desert that kept them more than 6000 years , its free to visit such a treasure on earth

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