Xinjiang Regional Museum (Qu Bowuguan), Urumqi

(4.4/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
Discover the history, culture, and ethnic diversity of the region at Xinjiang Regional Museum (Qu Bowuguan), home to one of the best preserved and oldest mummies in the world--the “Loulan beauty.” The museum boasts 21 naturally mummified remains of men and women, including lovers and generals. Start your visit by examining the large map of Xinjiang in the main hall, then walk down the long corridor displaying rugs and skulls found buried in the desert along the Silk Road route. As you explore the museum, look for the 10,000-year-old fossil of a human head. The museum's collection boasts over 50,000 items that provide an insight into the history and lifestyles of the people of this region, including the 12 local minorities. Among the displays, see traditional clothing, tools, pottery, iron and bronze wares, coins, weapons, and historical writings, as well as replicas of traditional homes. Put Xinjiang Regional Museum (Qu Bowuguan) into our Urumqi vacation route planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Urumqi.
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  • I found this museum to be very well laid out, and there were a lot of different exhibits. It was interesting to see the mummies and learn about the different ethnic groups. We had a tour guide, but mo...  more »
  • 由于博物馆是周一闭馆,所以跑了两趟才看到。门票是免费的,但是要登记,安检也很严格。内部的展品很丰富,对新疆的历史文化民俗等等做了系统的介绍。当然最出名的还是“楼兰女尸”了,非常值得来博物馆参观学习。 
  • One section on the ground floor has some ancient history--from arrowheads to dried dumplings to jade things. The other section has the large cultural exhibits. There are life-sized yurts and furniture...  more »