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. For International Bazaar and beyond, use our Urumqi vacation planner to get the most from your Urumqi vacation.
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  • What I'm selling is just like, not motivated so much, I too did not receive the stimulation. I think I gotta clear ahead of time, taste the atmosphere.
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  • Free of entrance but you will definitely spend money here! Everything is so exotic to foreigners! A place must visit!  more »
  • With much anticipation, we thought it would be a bazaar like the one in Istanbul or Marrakech but it turned out to be rather small with limited variety as well. However if you are interested in dried ...  more »

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