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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  • August 7, 2017
    Excellent display of diversified ethnic region and varied cultural background. I have always looked forward to visiting the great west of China since I was young, majorly attracted by the pluralised c...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    The size of the Silk Road (area? ), The size of Xinjiang, then history I studied was. Oh, because I'm really wide-and feeling, and Xinjiang's history and the history of China also thing and realized that. And somehow felt that people in Xinjiang is part of China now, I think feelings became painfully.
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  • July 25, 2017
    This was quite a decent museum with many interesting things to see within a comfortable window of 2-3 hours. The main exhibits were with curation in English, which was also well written and informativ...  more »

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