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Xinjiang Regional Museum (Qu Bowuguan)

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Address: Xi Bei Lu 132, Urumqi 830000, China
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US$75.00*
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Interesting. Good selection.

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Murcia, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 Road and what it meant / means.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Timbuktu, Mali
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exhibits are well displayed but if you don't read Chinese a lot is lost. The most interesting of all were the mummies that have been wonderfully preserved. Even more interesting than those in the British Museum. There's nit much to do in Urumqi, so worth going here anyway

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1 Thank Kinnie53
Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an interesting regional museum. Of particular interest are the mummies- real ones from 2000-4000 years ago, not like the Egyptian ones. Also very interesting is are the ethnic exhibits to see how the different people of the region live/lived

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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great ethnographic museum. There are 5 viewing halls on two floors. Unless you absolutely have to see mummies, you can see the necessary stuff on the bottom floor. It is a great educational opportunity. We spent 2 hours and could have stayed longer.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This well laid out museum has about 5 sections. The ethic section is pleasant, and the mummies macabre, but the highlight is the ancient history section, particularly the stunning artefacts from Astana Cemetary - wonderful pottery and paper cuts. One of the best things to do in Urumqi

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Thank 415katew
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Unlike mummies in Egypt and elsewhere, the corpses found in Xinjiang were dried and preserved naturally. This means many retain their original features, including skin. The level of preservation in some of them are amazing.

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Guangzhou, China
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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I found this museum to be very well laid out, and there were a lot of different exhibits. It was interesting to see the mummies and learn about the different ethnic groups. We had a tour guide, but most of the exhibits did have English as well as Chinese. This is a must for those who want to learn more... More 

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Reviewed 14 December 2016

One section on the ground floor has some ancient history--from arrowheads to dried dumplings to jade things. The other section has the large cultural exhibits. There are life-sized yurts and furniture for the 13 ethnic groups from Xinjiang province, as well as costumes. The display is very well done. On the second floor is the mummy display, with caucasian-featured mummies... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

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.

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