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Xinjiang Regional Museum (Qu Bowuguan), Urumqi
Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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This museum has an excellent collection. Would strongly recommend a guide who is familiar with the collection and speaks your language to explain collection
Free enterance. They check the id (passport) at the gate and dont allow liquid and fire inside. Camera and bags are fine. Visitors can hire digital guide as well. I didnt, so dont know about available... read more »
Very interesting museum with a lot of ceramics - statues and scary mummies.. Important to understand the history of this very ancient land...
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