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Urumqi International Bazaar

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Introduction to Urumqi International Bazaar (国际大巴扎)

Covering an area of 100,000 square meters, Urumqi International Bazaar can be rated as the first bazaar in the world. It is also called as "International Grand Bazaar Urumqi". Urumqi International Bazaar is one of the ten most famous sights of the city and it attracts thousands of tourists every day. 

Featured by strong ethnic flavor and local customs, Urumqi International Bazaar is a general commercial center combining shopping, entertainment and dining together. When the night falls on, Urumqi Great Bazaar will receive the most prosperous period in the whole day. As a market, the bazaar offers a large variety of commodities including tourist souvenirs. Tourists can also enjoy local performances in the banqueting hall.

Urumqi International Bazaar was selected as "Top Ten Architecture" in Urumqi with strong Islamic architectural style. It reflects the bustling of the ancient Silk Road with rich Western national characteristics and regional culture.

Urumqi International Bazaar has opened the passenger train to famous tourist attractions and established a loose alliance with major international agencies and four-star hotel in Xinjiang and signed a long-term cooperation agreement with Xinjiang mainly airlines.

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Shengli Road in Southern Urumqi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China

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Main Sights

Urumqi International Bazaar, and attractions nearby including Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Museum and the Urumqi Museum

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Travel Information

Admission for Urumqi International Bazaar: free

Opening Hours: whole day

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1. There are many public buses available from the downtown of Urumqi to Urumqi International Bazaar.

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Travel Tips 

1. Recommended duration for a visit is about 2 to 3 hours.

2. The best time to visit there is from May to October. During summer, the area is more active in the evenings.

3. Please beware of pickpockets.

4. It is not recommended to visit there during “May 1st” and “October 1st” these two golden vacation weeks. Because at that time, the hotel reservation and transportation will be in its climax, the price will be much higher than ordinary times.

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