Fodor's Expert Review International Grand Bazaar

Ürumqi Market/Bazaar

The streets around the bazaar were once full of donkey carts and flocks of sheep. Men in embroidered skullcaps and women in heavy brown wool veils remain, preserving this bustling Central Asian street market. You can bargain for Uyghur crafts, such as decorated knives, colorful silks, and carved jade. Small shops are tucked into every nook and cranny. The international bazaar itself has been heavily expanded, and now includes a newly built minaret, which you can experience for Y50. The stalls, while interesting enough, are aimed firmly at tourists; more authentic options are available along the streets nearby, filled with traditional ironmongers and Islamic butcher shops.


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Jiefang Nan Lu
Ürümqi, Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu  830002, China

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