Xinjiang Regional Museum (Qu Bowuguan), Urumqi

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#1 of 16 in Museums in Xinjiang Uygur
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 Xinjiang Museum is both modern and large, and it has many items of interest on display - all kinds of items from the past and from different cultures that had lived in the area. What I really...  more »
  • Lots of interesting ancient artifacts from the region including mummies. Although only some of the texts have English it is still a useful introduction to the history of the area. Toilets are gross.....  more »
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