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Xinjiang Autonomous Region Museum (Xīnjiāng zìzhìqū bówùguǎn)

  • 585 Xibei Lu Map It
  • Ürümqi
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 01/20/2010

Fodor's Review

Don't miss the perfectly preserved mummies at this superb museum, located 4 km (2½ miles) northwest of the city center. The mummies—including the 4,000-year-old Beauty of Loulan—were excavated from tombs in various parts of Xinjiang. In addition, the museum has a well-executed exhibition on the region's ethnic minorities. If you are lucky, one of the museum's English-speaking guides will accompany you. There's no extra charge, and it's well worth asking.

Sight Information


585 Xibei Lu, 1 block west of Sheraton, Ürümqi, Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu, 830000, China

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Closed Mon.

Published 01/20/2010


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