Top Places for Art and Cultural Activities in Urumqi

A trip to Urumqi cannot be complete without understanding its rich heritage. The art and cultural activities in Urumqi will give you an insight into the city's history, traditions, and artwork. While visiting the cultural attractions in Urumqi would prove to be informative, attending its artsy events will leave you entertained. From cultural performances to historical monuments that give you a glimpse of the past, take a look at this list to know Urumqi better. Include these in attractions in your itinerary for Urumqi and have a great vacation.

Check the list of top places for art and culture in Urumqi:

  1. Southern Mosque

    Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Architecture , Hall

    Capture the beauty of this mosque in your camera which doesn’t have the usual traditional Islamic architectural design in its exterior portion. Rather it is made in brick and wood classic Chinese structure. Sounds interesting, right? Covering around 3133 square meters of land, the mosque was has been shifted to the present location in the year 1919. Previously, it was constructed in Nanta...Read more
  2. Xinjiang Silk Road Museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, History Museum

    Visit the only provincial museum of the region that let you peek into the history of the famous ‘Silk Road’. The museum focuses on Chinese civilization and the impact of Silk Road that brought remarkable development to the economic structure of the country. The Silk Road connecting east, west and south Asia with the European world and the Mediterranean, played a significant role in ...Read more
  3. Confucian Temple

    Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Temple

    Located in the suburban region of Urumqi, this temple is the only existing example of Qing-style architectural complex that has still been preserved in the best condition. According to the history, the temple was built in memory of the soldiers who were killed in the wars to protect Xinjiang. Step inside the temple and you get to see the front and rear main hall of the temple. On the east side,...Read more
  4. Shaanxi Mosque

    Tags: Mosque, Architecture

    Visit the largest Islamic mosque of Urumqi that exists till date. According to history, the mosque was built during the reign of Emperor Guangxu in Qing dynasty. The architectural design of the mosque is influenced by the traditional Chinese design and hence, you can see red brick and timber beams in its construction and glazed tiles, indicating influence of Islam to certain extent. In the inte...Read more
  5. Urumqi Tartar Mosque

    Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    Considered as one of the oldest mosque of Urumqi, the mosque was built in 19th century with the funds raised by the local Tartar diaspora. By the early 20the century, the mosque was expanded and it covered an area of 3000 square meter. Today, the mosque can accommodate thousands of worshipers together in their prayer hall. The interesting part of this mosque is its classy look which will grab y...Read more
  6. Urumqi Salar Mosque

    Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    It is another Chinese mosque of Urumqi, built in 1865. The mosque was initially built in a post and panel structure. Later on, in 1984 the mosque was expanded and reconstructed with an influence of modern structure as well. At present, the mosque includes prayer hall, water house, teaching rooms and many other facilities for the worshippers. Visit the mosque to see how Chinese architectural des...Read more