Urumqi or Urumchi is an administrative center of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. One of the largest cities in Asia is located on the northern slopes of the Tianshan Mountains. A modern metropolis, surrounded by snow-capped peaks, dense pine forest and a magnificent salty lake, has its unique atmosphere. Urumqi is a border between modern China and the ancient settlement period of the Great Silk Road.
Urumqi is the capital of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and the most inland city in the world. With a population of over two million ethnic inhabitants, the city is like an emerald patch, embedded in the foot of Tianshan Mountain. Tourists who come to Urumqi take advantage of the very advantageous environments for them, the strategically important Silk Road in the south, which connects the cultures of the West with the East. The most famous destination for tourists among the many cultural relics and landscapes are the “Heavy Lake”, the Southern Pastures, the Southern Mosque and the Tartar Mosque.
Chinese name: 乌鲁木齐
Chinese Pinyin: wu lu mu qi
Area: 14,216 sq km
Population: 22.20 Mio.
Phone Code: 0991
Time Zone: (UTC+8)
1. Xinjiang is rich in various varieties of fruits. But please pay attention to the risk of diarrhea.
2. Most of the people belong to the Muslim minorities, whose local customs and traditions should be respected. The clothes you wear should not be too short and revealing. Do not stare at the locals, because the Uighurs believe that people with an envious look have a supernatural power that harms the people they love. They do not bring the meat of most animals with them to the Muslim restaurant, especially pork, since it is forbidden by Islamic rules to eat meat, but with the exception of the meat of cows and sheep. If you are still a little unsure, please ask and follow the guide.
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