Urumqi Tourism

Isolated on the end of ancient Silk Road, lies the capital of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous region, named Urumqi. Once served as the transportation hub for the Silk Road, the city has now turned into a metropolitan hub with beautiful scenic beauty surrounding it. On one hand, you get to see picturesque mountains like Mount Tianshan bordering the north side of the city and Jungar Basin bordering the south. On the other hand, the city’s booming industrial structure has made it a resident hub for nearly 3 million people.

The city’s list of achievements doesn’t end here. Rich heritage of Xinjiang preserved in Xinjiang museum plays a major role in attracting thousands of tourists from all over the world. For the shopaholics, the city offers a Grand bazaar where you get traditional Chinese décor and gift items to buy. However, be smart enough to bargain the price to save your pocket.

A perfect blend of natural beauty with cosmopolitan lifestyle makes Urumqi an ideal tourist destination in China. 

Essential travel information and Urumqi tips for your visit

  • It is always advised to carry warm clothes as sudden fluctuation of temperature happens quite frequently
  • If you are travelling during spring season, carry jackets and umbrellas. 

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Urumqi

  • Know the pollution level of Urumqi before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 87.5 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 62.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 85 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.5 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Urumqi for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Urumqi.

    • Burglary and Theft 37.5 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 37.5 (Low)
    • Attacks 37.5 (Low)
    • Drug offense 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 62.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 37.5 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 37.5 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety Index 63.24 (High)
    • Pollution Index 78.1 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.96 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Urumqi

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.03 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.96 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 21.24 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 70.79 USD

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