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About Urumqi

According to many Chinese people, Ürümqi—near the northwestern edge of China—is a distant and mysterious place. Ürümqi is the capital city of Xinjiang Autonomous Region and its name means "beautiful pasture". Bold ethnic style is this city's outstanding feature, teeming with Islamic influence. Ürümqi is located at the juncture between Xinjiang's north and south. It is a must-see location for tourists visiting Xinjiang. The lively Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar is a vast marketplace where shopkeepers sell every imaginable type of Xinjiang specialty good. There are also many beautiful scenic parks on the outskirts of town, or, traveling a little farther, you can enjoy the spectacular glaciers. Xinjiang has over 18,000 glaciers. Most Xinjiang restaurants have many local delicacies to try.

Popular Attractions in Urumqi

Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar
1,640 Reviews
The Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar in Ürümqi’s Tianshan District is a favorite destination for visitors of Ürümqi. “Bazaar” is the Persian word for “marketplace”. The architectural style of the Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar has a distinctive Islamic design, yet it combines culture, shopping and entertainment. There are many shops selling goods full of distinctive characteristics of the local ethnic population. Visitors can buy all sorts of local Xinjiang specialties such as raisins, dried apricots and essential oils. This is also a one-stop shop for all kinds of Xinjiang delicacies. You can taste nearly every kind of Xinijang fruit, rice pilaf, lamb and more.
Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum
734 Reviews
The Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum generally is situated on Northwest Road in Urumqi, and is a gathering and logical research focus in Xinjiang. The presence of the Uighur building style, the gallery truly is likewise designed with ethnic attributes, which essentially is very critical. The Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum for the most part has gathered verifiable relics, ethnic relics, entirely progressive social relics and fundamentally numerous genuinely different things. It demonstrates the historical backdrop of Xinjiang and the people traditions of different ethnic gatherings, and in addition uncommon household presentations especially, for example, the Dead especially Dead Museum.
Tianshan (“Heavenly Mountain”) Grand Canyon, Ürümqi
575 Reviews
Located approximately 50 kilometers from Xinjiang’s capital, Ürümqi, the Tianshan Grand Canyon boasts snowy mountains, verdant forests, clear lakes, and vast grasslands. The scenery is fresh and natural, and Ürümqi’s local residents love to come here in the summertime. The scenic area is expansive, and guests can explore it riding electric tour cars. You can also see many yurts belonging to Kazakh herders in the canyon, giving it a unique local flavor.
Hongshan Park
833 Reviews
City Park
Hongshan Park is located in the center of Urumqi, close to People’s Park and Friendship Parkson Shopping Center. It is a famous park in Urumqi. In the park, you can stroll through the forests and boating lakes. You can visit Buddhist temples and other humanities buildings. You can experience a variety of recreational projects. You can also enjoy the panoramic view of the city on the top of the mountain. The play is rich in content and is relaxing in the urban area of ​​Urumqi. The preferred place to go is also an attraction that foreign tourists can't miss in Urumqi.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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