Uyghur People in Urumqi, Urumqi Uyghur People

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Plan your Xinjiang tour?  Urumqi is the capital of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China. The Uyghur are a Turkic ethnic group. About 45 % of the total population in Urumqi are uyghur people who largely inhabitate around the Grand Bazaar area.

Today I visited the world famous bazaar in Urumqi, officially named “International Grand Bazaar”, the largest bazaar of this kind in the world. It combines Islamic culture, architecture, ethnic commerce, tourism and entertainment. It is also one of the most important landmarks in Urümqi, and in Xinjiang.

International Grand Bazaar in Urumqi

International Grand Bazaar in Urumqi

Next to the Grand Bazaar is the Erdaoqiao Mosque (Dong Kuruk Mosque)

Next to the Grand Bazaar is the Erdaoqiao Mosque (Dong Kuruk Mosque)

One entrance to the International Bazaar

One entrance to the Internatioonal Bazaar

Selling arts and crafts

Selling arts and crafts

Selling Dried Fruits produced in Xinjiang

Selling Dried Fruits produced in Xinjiang

Small silver knives, Sword Shield Armor Knife

Small silver knives, Sword Shield Armor Knife

Ancient Arts and Crafts

Ancient Arts and Crafts

More local Arts and Crafts

More local Arts and Crafts

Sliced Hami Melons on sale, RMB 1 for one piece

Sliced Hami Melons on sale, RMB 1 for one piece

Eat Sliced Water Melons on a fruit vendor

Eat Sliced Water Melons on a fruit vendor

Uyghur People Walking on the street
Crossing a street

Crossing a street

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