Xīnjiāng Autonomous Region Museum

Xīnjiāng Autonomous Region Museum information

Ürümqi , China
132 Xibei Lu
Opening hours
10am-6pm Tue-Sun
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Xīnjiāng’s massive provincial museum is a must for Silk Road aficionados. The highlight is the locally famous ‘Loulan Beauty’, the first of half a dozen 3800-year-old desert-mummified bodies of Xīnjiāng's erstwhile Indo-European inhabitants. Other exhibits include some amazing silks, decorative arts, pottery and sculpture, a collection of white jade and an introduction to the traditions of each of the province’s minorities. From the Hóngshān Intersection, take bus 7 for four stops and ask to get off at the museum (bówùguǎn) .

An English-language audio guide is available, you'll need to leave a ¥200 deposit at the tourist centre by the entrance.