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. 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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  • The better part of three hours of our day was spent at the Xinjiang Regional Museum in Urumqi recently and it was time well spent for sure. Small but well set up museum, bright and labeled for ease of...  more »
  • I was surprised by just how much was on offer, and although a bit short of time I really enjoyed the brief visit. There's plenty of historical/ archaeological remains and a good account of the Silk Ro...  more »
  • Went to this museum mainly to see the mummies. Was'nt disappointed. Mummies are in good conditions. You can really view them closed up. Photo taking allowed but without flash. Worth visiting.  more »