Top Historical Places in Urumqi

Are you looking to explore the history of Urumqi through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Urumqi including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Urumqi. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Urumqi ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Urumqi, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Urumqi for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Urumqi with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Peoples Square

    Statue, Square

    It is one of the popular public squares covering an area of 40,000 square meters. Previously a lotus pong used to be there during the rule of GuangXu of Qing Dynasty. Later, in the 23rd year of the Republic, the place was turned into a front square of the Supervision and Administration Office. The early name of the square was Peace Square to celebrate the successful negotiation between the revo...Read more
  2. Urumqi Tartar Mosque

    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
  3. Urumqi Salar Mosque

    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