Xinjiang Regional Museum (Qu Bowuguan), Urumqi

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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Urumqi attractions like Xinjiang Regional Museum (Qu Bowuguan) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This museum was full of interesting and strange sights. The mummies found in the Taklamakan desert were not disappointing and weird. But the most weird was the Chinese tomb guards - half animal half h...  more »
  • Arrived on a rainy afternoon on 5th Oct and made the mistake of having the GPS search for Urumqi national museum, which was about 5km by car from this museum. Managed to get correct directions for thi...  more »
  • There you will find interesting exhibits on minority cultures and the first settlements along the Silk Road which include sophisticated collections and many mummies found in the Taklamakan desert from Chinese, but not breed individuals indoeropea.
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