International Bazaar, Urumqi

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Bargain with vendors at International Bazaar, an Islamic bazaar in Ürümqi. Combining Islamic culture with architecture, commerce, and entertainment, the bazaar covers an area of 4,000 sq m (43,055 sq ft). Take a walk around several different sections filled with carpet merchants, fruit sellers, and jade stores. Have a souvenir carved on site, or buy some of the traditional handicrafts and local food, some of which include various types of fruit, tea, and nuts. You can also climb the sightseeing tower, visit a mosque, or check out the opera theater in the area. Put International Bazaar at the forefront of your travel plans using our Urumqi trip builder.
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  • August 7, 2017
    Grand Bazar Spent about two hours in the area, and found the shopping initially interesting but it quickly became repetitive. Therefore I went on to explore the nearby street shops and gained a fair e...  more »
  • June 17, 2017
    This is a really nice place for visiting. You can find really special and different products, at reasonable price. I have visit during a Friday afternoon and it wasn't crowded - just a very nice exper...  more »
  • May 18, 2017
    Exotic feeling there throughout Urumqi Bazaar arrives and thrilled to the mosque-like building. Went with friends in Urumqi, but still priced souvenirs are expensive. Saffron was asked to my friend bought by weight.
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