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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: +86 991 455 2826
10:30 - 16:30
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Well displayed musuem

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank michelle_pang007
Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 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 

Thank CasperBek
Nanjing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 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.

Thank Aqeel M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 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 

Thank Teong hoon O
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 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 

Thank EMD100
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 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

Thank jpmsenior
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 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 

Thank Zafar Y
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 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...

Thank Tristan72
Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is a very interesting museum with lots of original samples of whole Xinjiang. Very often you find English texts . Of course, the view on Xinjiang's history is a complete Chine approach, stressing that the province was Chinese for more than 2000 years

Thank muckensturm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

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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