Xīnjiāng Autonomous Region Museum
More of an amusement park, but with good city views, particularly from the 18th-century hilltop pagoda. The main southern entrance is to...
Hóngshān Swimming Pool
Beat the summer heat at this pool, located behind the Parkson Shopping Mall. Men are not allowed to wear baggy swimsuits; you have to...
A green oasis, with north and south entrances.
Wúshàng Vegetarian Restaurant
This vegetarian Chinese restaurant has a popular local following. Try the sautéed broccoli (xī lán huā ) or tofu noodles (hóngyóu...
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Xīnjiāng Autonomous Region Museum information
Xīnjiāng’s massive provincial museum is a must for Silk Road aficionados. The highlight is the locally famous ‘Loulan Beauty’, one of the 3800-year-old desert-mummified bodies of Indo-European ancestry that became symbols of Uighur independence in the 1990s. Other exhibits include some amazing silk and sculpture from Astana and an introduction to all of the province’s minorities. From the Hóngshān Intersection, take bus 7 for four stops and ask to get off at the museum (bówùguǎn) .