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Exploring the Thousand-Year Ancient Capital Culture of the Western Regions (Xiyu)

Urumqi: Cultural Heritage, Sweaty Horses, International Grand Bazaar

Kashgar, China, August 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Urumqi is located in the central part of Xinjiang, the Eurasian hinterland. The city has Xinjiang ethnic characteristics and regional culture, with high-rise buildings and convenient transportation. He is currently one of the most popular tourist destinations in Xinjiang.

The Xinjiang Museum, located on the Northwest Road of Urumqi, is the largest collection museum of cultural relics and specimens in Xinjiang. I’m here. The museum also offers immersive heritage theater productions using holographic projection technology to integrate artifacts into life scenes.

Xinjiang International Bazaar Pedestrian Street, known as the “Xinjiang Window”, is a special bazaar with Islamic-style architecture, ethnic businesses, and Xinjiang cuisine, where you can buy a variety of inexpensive trinkets with Xinjiang’s regional characteristics.

Urumqi’s Wild Horse Ancient Ecological Park covers an area of ​​200 acres and protects nearly 300 petrified forests, black iron meteorites, Przewalski’s wild horses, sweat-blooded horses, and other considerable ancient ecological resources.

Xinjiang Art Theater Muqam Art Troupe presents the world intangible cultural heritage “Uyghur Twelve Muqam”.

Kashgar: A Vibrant Millennium City

Located on the west side of Etigarh Square in central Kashgar, the Etigarh Mosque covers an area of ​​16,800 square meters and is the largest Muslim “gathering place” in Xinjiang. Muslims visit Friday afternoon worship service.

Known as the village of folk instruments, Tobanku Kusak village has inherited folk music and making folk instruments. More than 50 instruments in 27 categories are handcrafted here. Nearly 300 local families make and produce handcrafted musical instruments, offering almost all types of traditional Uyghur musical instruments. This village once built the world’s largest dutar, which at 4.97 meters long took him 45 days. The great instrument maker Erken Timur once built a 3.75 meter long Hotwarp and a 5.7 meter long Sutter. Therefore, this village has been selected as one of the first national demonstration bases for the productive protection of intangible cultural heritage, to promote the production of folk instruments and the transmission of folk music.

Other recommended monuments

Kizil Caves of Aksu, Kizil Gaha Beacon, Subhas Buddhist Temple Ruins

The Kizil Caves in Aksu, Xinjiang, were excavated roughly in the 3rd century AD. There are now 81 grottoes with exquisite murals, which are cultural relics of the ancient Qiuci nation. Just last month, international students from Zhejiang Normal University visited an ancient Buddhist cave.

The Kizil-Gaha Beacon is the oldest and best-preserved beacon site on the northern route of the ancient Silk Road, and has a prime location on the northern route of the Silk Road.

Over 1,700 years old, the Subash Buddhist Temple is a relatively well-preserved site centered around a pagoda surrounded by temples, caves, halls, monastery rooms and other buildings. From the Wei and Jin dynasties to the Tang dynasty, this place was the center of Buddhist culture in Guzi and the center of Buddhist culture in the western region (Xiyu).

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