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Xinjiang Regional Museum (Qu Bowuguan)
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Ranked #1 of 92 things to do in Urumqi
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

There many collection in this museum, historical relics, display of ancient corpses, exhibition relating to folk customs and 12 minorities that live in Xinjiang. There is just alot to see and information to digest. Everything was display beautifully and neatly.

Thank Cheeyang O
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"silk road"
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"worth a visit"
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"great introduction"
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"ancient history"
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"minority group"
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"different cultures"
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"singing and dancing"
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"desert climate"
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"interesting displays"
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"without flash"
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"musical instruments"
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"on display"
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"mummies"
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Quite a nice surprise. The museum lays out everything about the region in terms of geography, geology, history and culture. The sections on Silk Road and Uyghur culture are most interesting. It gives a comprehensive introduction to the whole region.

Thank ShiningSchnee
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

I visited the museum a couple of times in five days because there's a lot to see about the regional cultures. It actually is a small museum but there really is a lot to see and read. Most of the display descriptions are in English so I had no excuse to hurry. Public restrooms, no place to eat inside, bookstore and jade shop inside, easy access by taxi and easy taxi pick-up spot out front.

Thank Mike S
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

This modern and well laid out museum is a great introduction to Uyghur history and culture. A highlight was definitely the mummified corpses which were amazingly preserved in the desert climate. Other interesting displays were ancient ceramics, art, and musical instruments. Don't miss this great museum.

Thank Janelizabeth56
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

This museum was full of interesting and strange sights. The mummies found in the Taklamakan desert were not disappointing and weird. But the most weird was the Chinese tomb guards - half animal half human. And then there was the extensive display of each of the minorities - happily dancing and playing musical instruments. I have included them in the photos enclosed. I am sure this is how the Chinese Govt. would like you to see the happy, singing and dancing minorities - especially the Uighers. It is worth noting that once you move into Xinjiang the security increases and by the time you fly to or move around Kashgar - there are security people everywhere - mainly SWAT response teams - every 200 metres along the Kashgar main streets.

Thank Archaeobuff
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