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Urumqi Grand Bazaar

Introducing Urumqi Grand Bazaar, Urumqi Grand Bazaar Guide, Urumqi Grand Bazaar Travel Guide
Article from Urumqi Municipal Commission of Tourism

Grand Bazaar is called the people’s world fair. Today, Grand Bazaar is the biggest wholesale and retail trade market of national goods in Xinjiang. These market goods go to Chinese domestic market and abroad. There are hundreds of traders and thousands of customers.

The Grand Bazaar looks like a colorful mosaic, which consists of many shops with different national goods: Uygur embroidered head-dresses, rich silver jewelries, sharp and graceful knives, colorful hand-made carpets, slippery silk cloths, bronze ware, musical instruments, elegant national clothes, eastern cosmetics, national medicines, and jade jewelries.

You should pay attention to cashmere shawls made with softest undercoat of mountain goats. Fruit traders sell sweet raisins dried under baking sun, dried apricots, prunes, figs, dates, nuts, eastern herbs and spices, fresh fruits and nice meat. 

For attracting more people, there are often performances of national dancers, singers, musicians, acrobats. 
 
Next to the bazaar, you can find a huge area of snack bars and restaurants. There you can taste any kind of food. Especially tasty kebabs, pilaf, shashlik, beshbarmak, and lagman. Taste Uygur fruit cakes and ice-cream. Drink flavored wine made from local fruits and grapes with water from mountain streams and collected by the women’s hands. It is possible to have dinner and watch the performance or musical show at the same time. 

Quick Facts on Urumqi Grand Bazaar

Name: Urumqi Grand Bazaar
Location: Downtown Urumqi
Best Time to Visit: All Year
Recommended Time for a Visit: 2 Hours
Opening Hours: All Day
Admission Fee: Free

 

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