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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  • The first stop came after the flight from the airport in Uganda. A hotel that is completely free of charge is well worth visiting. Whether it is the introduction of various nationalities in Xinjiang, very lifelike shows the ethnic style of Xinjiang, customs, culture. Or the astonishing rainbow of a woman's corpse, a bit of a scary beauty. Have left a deep impression on the visitors.
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  • The door is very, very, very strict, and check to see if the camera has a horror video ... And then the contents of the class is super ordinary, read also did not understand the history of the Xinjiang multi-ethnic development and development, mainly according to the feudal history of the region in the exhibition.
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  • I visited the museum a couple of times in five days because there's a lot to see about the regional cultures. It actually is a small museum but there really is a lot to see and read. Most of the displ...  more »

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