Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar
Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar [Photo/VCG]
Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar, which was completed in June 2003, is the largest farmers' bazaar in the world, integrating Islamic culture, architecture, ethnic commerce, entertainment and catering.
It is an exhibition center for Xinjiang tourism products. Known as “the window of Xinjiang, Central Asia and the world”, the bazaar was included in the “top 10 buildings” of Urumqi in 2004. Its architecture is rich in Islamic style and reflects the prosperity of the ancient Silk Road, while also embodying the strong ethnic characteristics and regional culture of China's western regions.
The bazaar's buildings occupy 100,000 square meters and include a banquet hall of 6,100 sq m, a food plaza of 8,000 sq m, an entertainment square of 3,000 sq m, an outdoor performance plaza of 600 sq m, an 80-m-high sightseeing tower, a sightseeing mosque, and an outdoor stage. Set inside are various shops selling 100 kinds of characteristic snacks.
Address: 8 Jiefang South Rd, Tianshan district, Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region