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Xinjiang Regional Museum (Qu Bowuguan)
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Ranked #1 of 74 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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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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.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Archaeobuff
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Arrived on a rainy afternoon on 5th Oct and made the mistake of having the GPS search for Urumqi national museum, which was about 5km by car from this museum. Managed to get correct directions for this museum and arrived at almost 4pm. Last entry to the museum is 4.30pm and they start to push you towards the exit from 5.30pm with a hard close at 6pm. An excellent journey into the many cultural and ethnic groups in xinjiang. Throughly insightful. A pity if your command of Chinese is limited one will lack quite a lot of details.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Maildeshere
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