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Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar

As the one of the attractive Xinjiang tour destinations along the Silk Road, Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar is located in Tianshan District of Urumqi City, it is the largest Bazaar in the world by scale, combining Islamic culture, architecture, ethnic commerce, tourism and entertainment. It is also one of the most famous landmarks in Xinjiang.

What to visit in Xinjiang Grand Bazaar?
There are two huge buildings in Grand Bazaar, and the exterior of the building is khaki, which is very thick, and the characteristic pillars and domes are quite beautiful. continue to visit you will see a mosque on the south side of the square, and there are many Muslims will come here to pray every day, which are full of Islamic style. The Silk Road tower is the most famous scenic spot in Xinjiang Grand Bazaar. You can see some paintings and exhibitions on all the layers of the tower, which show the history of the Silk Road. Meanwhile, on the top of the pagoda, you can also overlook the whole scenery of Urumqi.
The interior of Xinjiang Grand Bazaar is a huge market, where numerous traders sell Xinjiang's special commodities such as dried fruits, clothing, attar, Yingjisha knives, handicraft and other various products, and that is quite worth to visit.

The architectural style of Xinjiang Grand Bazaar:
The architectural style of Grand Bazaar is quite magnificent, there are wide range of ethnic minority characteristic commodities in the market, which are rich and exquisite. The whole international Grand Bazaar is the most ethnic place in Urumqi.

What to taste in Xinjiang Grand Bazaar?
Xinjiang Grand Bazaar is the best place where you can taste the different delicacies and the price is very cheap. If you want to have dinner or Lunch, tourists are recommended to go to Heping south Road on the east side of Grand Bazaar, where there are several high-end restaurants. The decoration of the restaurant has Xinjiang characteristic, and the price is not high, each person can costs around 50-70 RMB. The Pilaf, Mutton, yogurt and other Xinjiang cuisines are very delicious.

When is the best time to visit?
Every April to October is the best time to travel to Urumqi, because at that time, the weather is moderately cool and melons and fruits are fragrant. Especially in September, this is the best time for photography enthusiasts to shoot the beautiful scenery.

Travel tips of Xinjiang Grand Bazaar:
1.There are a lot of people near the Bazaar, so travelers should take care of their valuables.
2.The price of the commodities in Bazaar is generally higher than that in other places, if you want to buy souvenirs, you can go to the Donghuan Market, the prices and qualities of dried fruits and essential oils are very good.

How to get there?
1.Tourists can take 10, 16, 61, 63, 104, 310, 911, 912, 920, 923 and BRT-3 to get off at Erdaoqiao Station.
2.Visitors can also take taxi to Grand Bazaar. The starting price of Urumqi is 10 RMB (less than 3 kilometres), 3.33 yuan per kilometre.

The admission ticket: Free

Opening time:
11.00 AM to 7.00 PM
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