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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  • A great place to get acquainted with the history of Xinjiang. Amazingly, admission is free. In the exposition of the many ethnic items and archaeological finds. The main Pearl-Mummy Louljanskoj beauties with the history of excavations and household items of the era.
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  • It is very well taken care of. The displays of artifacts and many mummies are fascinating. It's location is very easy to find. It's worth a few hours visits. 
  • It's a quite well-kept museum with lots of items about the area and all the numerous people who have lived there throughout time. The exhibition showing the various groups and their traditions and cus...  more »