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Xinjiang Regional Museum

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Introduction to Xinjiang Regional Museum (新疆维吾尔自治区博物馆)

Xinjiang Regional Museum presents a wonderful collection of items from Xinjiang Urgur Autonomous Region as well as items from other areas along the ancient Silk Road. It is a collection of custody and heritage scientific research centers Xinjiang.

The museum was founded in 1953.The staff here is a composition of many minorities such as Uygur, Kazak, Hui, Mongolian, Sibo, Manchu, Han and so on. Since opened,it has made a series of important and has a collection of more than 50,000 pieces of the Xinjiang region,such as historical relics, ethnic heritage and revolutionary relics.It has held different types of Xinjiang historical relics exhibitions.

The Xinjiang area has long been a place where different ethnic groups live together. The diversity of their scripts and cultures of over 10 ethnic groups is exhibited in this museum, including documents in twelve different scripts about ancient military, economic, cultural and political affairs with a large number from the Han-dynasty finds at Turpan. 

Other items in the collections include microliths, silver works of art, stone stelaes, ancient coins, potteries and wooden articles and mummies that were found in this area.

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Urumqi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China

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Main Sights

Xinjiang Regional Museum

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Travel Information

Admission for Xinjiang Regional Museum: free

Opening Hours:

Tuesday to Sunday ( not open to the public on every Thursday and Sunday):

10:00AM - 6:00PM (Apr. 15 to Oct. 15; last entry at 5:00PM)

10:30AM - 6:00PM (Oct. 16 to Apr. 14; last entry at 5:00PM)

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1. There are many public buses available from the downtown of Urumqi to Xinjiang Regional Museum.

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Travel Tips 

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

2. The museum only receive 2,000 people a day, five times with 400 people each. Ticket issuing time is 10:00AM, 11:00AM, 12:00AM, 3:00PM, and 4:00PM in summer and 10:30AM, 11:30AM, 12:30AM, 3:00PM, and 4:00PM in winter.

3. The site is closed on Monday (postponed when meeting a legal national holiday), on the New Year's Eve, the first and second day of the lunar new year.

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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