Xīnjiāng Autonomous Region Museum

Xīnjiāng Autonomous Region Museum information

Location
Ürümqi , China
Address
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’, 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) .