Recommended tourist attractions in Xinjiang | Urumqi

Have you ever seen the sun at 10 o'clock in the evening? Urumqi tells you that daytime can be exchanged for nighttime darkness; Have you ever been to the city farthest from the ocean in the world? Urumqi will let you know how far away the distance is.

Geographical location of Urumqi

Urumqi is the capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. It is located in the northwest of China and is known as the "Heart of Asia". It has been an important hub for East-West trade since ancient times. In recent years, it has gradually become an important transportation and economic hub in Eurasia. It has charming natural landscapes, rich historical culture and rich ethnic customs.


Major attractions in Urumqi, Xinjiang

International Grand Bazaar

It is the largest bazaar in the world. Bazaar is a Uyghur word meaning market or farmer's market. It integrates Islamic culture, architecture, ethnic trade, entertainment and catering. The colorful silk, exquisite handicrafts and delicious food are dazzling. Here, you can feel the rich ethnic customs and appreciate the unique Western culture.

Xinjiang Museum

Xinjiang's largest cultural relic and specimen collection, protection, scientific research and publicity and education institution. You can see more exotic cultures here. The museum has a collection of more than 30,000 precious cultural relics, including "Fuxi and Nuwa mating picture", "Five stars rise in the east, benefit China brocade", "Painted wooden figurines of the king of heaven stepping on ghosts", etc., which are the treasures of the museum. The most special thing is that the "Loulan Beauty" is the earliest and most complete female mummy unearthed in Xinjiang, with a history of about 3,800 years, which is worth a visit.

Red Mountain Park

A mountain in the inner city of Urumqi, it is the symbol of Urumqi. Standing on the top of the mountain, you can overlook the whole city of Urumqi, and you can also see the snow-capped Bogna Peak in the distance. At sunset, it is intoxicating to appreciate Urumqi under the sunset.

Shuimogou Scenic Area

With beautiful scenery, clear water and shady trees, it is a paradise hidden in the city.

Tianshan Grand Canyon

The 5A-level scenic spot is a national forest park with an average altitude of 2,200 meters. It includes all the natural landscapes in Xinjiang except the desert. The towering deep gorges, the eroded boulders, the exquisite waterfalls... all show the uncanny workmanship of nature.

Tianshan Lake

The most scenic spot in Tianshan Mountain is famous for its beautiful scenery and mythical legends of alpine lakes. Standing by the lake, you can enjoy the clear lake water reflecting the magnificent scenery of the surrounding snow-capped mountains.

Xinjiang Urumqi specialties

✔️Mutton skewers-Skilled Uyghur chefs grilled lamb skewers on charcoal fire. The aroma of lamb wafts in the wind, making people salivate.

✔️Potter Meat - Cut the mutton, carrots, onions, etc. into small pieces, put them in porcelain pots and cook them slowly. It has a delicious taste and a strong aroma.

✔️Mutton pilaf-tender lamb, raisins, carrot pickles and soft rice are blended together, with a mellow taste that is unforgettable.

✔️Baked buns-the crispy skin is filled with large pieces of marinated lamb, with just the right amount of cumin and soft and glutinous onions, which is delicious.

✔️Nang - Made from flour, with a little salt, different seasonings and different baking methods. Crispy and fragrant, it is a must-have food for Xinjiang people when traveling!

✔️Latiaozi - flexible and slender, round and smooth, with various vegetables, beef and mutton added, the taste is rich and memorable~

Not only that, the fruits here are also exceptionally sweet. There are grapes, cantaloupes and other fruits to satisfy all your fantasies about gourmet food.

Best tourist season in Urumqi

Urumqi has four seasons, but the temperatures are moderate and pleasant in spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October).

Urumqi, a romantic city with a western style, has attracted countless tourists with its unique history, modernity, food, natural scenery, and hospitable ethnic customs. Whether you like history and culture or love natural scenery, you can find your own fun in Urumqi.

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