Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar

If you don't visit the Erdaoqiao Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar in Urumqi, you haven't truly experienced Xinjiang travel." The International Grand Bazaar is situated in the Tianshan District of Urumqi City and is known as the largest bazaar in the world. It combines Islamic culture, architecture, ethnic commerce, tourism, and entertainment, making it one of the most famous landmarks in Xinjiang. Every day, the bazaar attracts millions of businessmen and travelers and perfectly showcases the advantages and potential of Xinjiang's international trade.


Location of International Grand Bazaar

The International Grand Bazaar is situated in Urumqi, the capital city of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China. Urumqi acts as the entrance to the expansive and culturally vibrant region of Xinjiang, making it an important destination for both local and international tourists. The bazaar is located in the heart of Urumqi, close to other significant landmarks and attractions in the city, ensuring easy access for visitors. It plays a crucial role in the city's cultural landscape, providing visitors with a unique opportunity to explore the diverse cultures and traditions of the region.

Why Visit the International Grand Bazaar

The International Grand Bazaar is a vibrant and bustling marketplace that showcases the rich cultural heritage of the region. In here you can experience many special elements of the International Grand Bazaar:

Cultural Diversity

The bazaar is a melting pot of cultures, bringing together various ethnic groups, including Uyghurs, Hui, Kazakhs, and Han.

Architectural Beauty

The Grand Bazaar features traditional Islamic architecture with intricate designs, domes, and minarets. The buildings and structures within the bazaar create a visually stunning backdrop for visitors.

Shopping Paradise

The bazaar is a shopper's paradise, offering a wide range of products such as carpets, rugs, silk, spices, traditional clothing, jewelry, souvenirs, and handicrafts. Visitors can haggle and bargain with local vendors to purchase unique items.

Culinary Delights

One of the highlights of the bazaar is its diverse food scene. Visitors can sample a variety of authentic Uyghur dishes, including kebabs, hand-pulled noodles, dumplings, pilaf, lamb skewers, and local desserts.

Cultural Performances

The bazaar hosts live music, dance performances, and cultural shows that celebrate the traditional music and dances of the region. Visitors can enjoy these performances while immersing themselves in the vibrant atmosphere of the bazaar.

Local Artisans

The bazaar is home to skilled artisans and craftsmen who demonstrate traditional craftsmanship techniques such as carpet weaving, silk production, pottery making, and wood carving. Visitors can watch these artisans at work and purchase their handcrafted products.

Authentic Experience

The International Grand Bazaar provides visitors with an authentic and immersive experience of the local culture, customs, and way of life. It offers a glimpse into Xinjiang's vibrant tapestry of traditions, creating lasting memories for tourists and a sense of pride for locals.

Highlights of the International Grand Bazaar

The Architectural Style of Grand Bazaar

The Grand Bazaar is characterized by elements of Islamic architecture, including domes, arches, minarets, and intricate geometric patterns. These architectural features are typical of mosques and other Islamic structures, adding a sense of cultural authenticity to the bazaar.

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Shoppin in International Grand Bazaar

The bazaar offers a wide range of products, including local handicrafts,traditional clothing, carpets, spices, nuts, dried fruits, and souvenir.

You can bargain with local vendors and experience the hustle and bustleof a traditional marketplace.

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Teast Special Cuisine in International Grand Bazaar

One of the highlights of the Urumqi International Grand Bazaar is its diverseculinary offerings. Visitors can sample a variety of authentic Uyghur dishes, such as kebabs, hand-pulled noodles, pilaf, and lamb skewers, at the food stalls and restaurants within the bazaar.


Experience Local Life Style

The Urumqi International Grand Bazaar provides a glimpse into the daily life and traditions of the Uyghur people, allowing visitors to appreciate the local customs and craftsmanship.

It is a popular spot for both tourists looking for authentic cultural experiences and locals shopping for unique products.

Enjoy Culture Show in Grand Bazaar Ballroom

Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar Ballroom is the largest ballroom in Xinjiang, which can accommodate more than 1000 people for meals at the same time and integrates Xinjiang national singing and dancing, culture, and diet.

Starte with a group dance "Celebration"

Noisy drums, a string of loud sonar, and a group of Uygur youth singing and dancing on the stage, they laughed, sang, and danced. All the spaces were filled with joy and laughter. So that is the real expression of the forthright disposition of the Uygur people, and it is also the warmest welcome of the hospitable Xinjiang people to friends coming from afar.

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The ancient folk dance "Yutian Girls"

The girls in Yutian County, Xinjiang, are particularly gorgeous. They always wear unique and exquisite hats floret the size looks like a small wine cup and a silk velvet coat with traditional ethnic style. They look so mysterious and Charming, and it is quite amazing to see them coming.

Collective Dance of Men and Women 'La Pal' and the Kazakh Wedding Dance 'Gar, Gar'

"Rapal" is a musical dialogue in antiphonal style, with the familiar "Alamuhan", "Lift Your Veil" and other familiar songs, the actors through the piquant, humorous chorus, will bring you to the good memories.

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Arabian dance "Oriental Dance"

Oriental Dance is a women's collective dance full of Arabian elegance. When the music sounded, and in the darkness, the mysterious and attractive Arab girls came slowly, covered with saris, angel wings, and ancient Arabian knives, they were cheering, twisting their waists and legs with exotic charm. Suddenly, in the silent crowd, a woman who was dressed in purple clothes stood slowly, she looked elegant and noble, her hair was curled over her shoulders, and the snake was wrapped around her neck, which represents the mystery of the oriental culture.


Wedding Dance

Kazakh wedding is a wedding of singing and dancing, as long as one family holds a wedding on the grassland, the whole area will be lively. The wedding begins with singing and dancing and ends with singing and dancing, the wedding dance will let them forget the fatigue, their troubles, and the lonely life of nomadism. Only by singing and dancing can the whole area be lively, meanwhile, the dance is used to express their confidence in life and their praise for a better life.

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