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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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  • Was with a tour group and Urumqi International Bazaar was our first stop. One of the best unique bazaar in silk road where one can find lotsa good souvenirs and interesting products native to the Uygh...  more »
  • This is both local and international shopping centre. Certain things are very pricey for a tourist especially if you don't speak either mandarin or Uyghur. No English speakers in any shops. However, R...  more »
  • Several Malls adjacent to one another. Part of the thrill is in the haggling. Except that they do not speak any languages other than local Urumqi language and mandating. It is pale when compared to th...  more »