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Urumqi Travel Overview

As the capital of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Urumqi is fast-growing Central Aisan hub, as well as a popular tourist city. Covering an area of 14,200 square kilometers, Urumqi now has seven districts, one county and two national development zones under its jurisdiction. Located in the geographical center of the mainland of Asia, the city borders the Turpan Basin to the east and Tianshan Mountains to the north.

During the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618-907), the central government built a city wall at Urumqi ...
  • How to Arrange Your Urumqi Trip
  • Urumqi Travel Season Tips
    Urumqi is situated within the temperate zone where a semi-arid continental climate prevails. The temperature in Urumqi varies greatly between day and night, as well as summer and winter. The average annual temperature is 6.4°C. Winter is cold and t...
  • Transportation
    Airport Urumqi Diwopu International Airport Urumqi International Airport is 16 km northwest of the city center. It is a national civil airport built in 1939. So far from 1950, after several expansions and continued construction, it has become a hu...
  • Dinning
    Xinjiang Kebabs If you ask any Chinese diner to name the most famous food in Xinjiang, mutton kebabs will be the likely answer from most of them. Xinjiang Kebabs are chunks of mutton thread on skewers and roasted over charcoal. The kebabs are turne...
  • Shopping
    What to buy Xinjiang Carpet Xinjiang is the birthplace of carpets of the whole world. Xinjiang Carpet, also known as Orient Carpet, is a traditional and national artwork of Xinjiang. Xinjiang Carpet is famous around the whole world thanks to its e...
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