Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar

Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar in Urumqi is the biggest bazaar in the world, covering a wide area of 39,888 square meters (47,706 square yards). Bazaar refers to a market or fair in Arabic. Brand Islamic buildings and prosperous booths make it the ideal place for visitors to ensure the unique ethnic flavor of the local Uyghur. Sometimes, Uyghur street singers and dancers give an impromptu performance.

There are over 3,000 booths in Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar for selling garments, musical instruments, potteries, jewellery, nuts, fruits, and carpets. Other than shopping, you may attend the Banquet and Performance Theatre, taste snacks at the food square, join the excitement at Merry Square, and get a bird's eye view of the whole bazaar from the No. 1 Sightseeing Tower.
Xinjiang Grand Bazaar
Grand Bazaar in Urumqi, Xinjiang    Pictures
Xinjiang Grand Bazaar
Booths inside the Bazaar

Banquet and Performance Theater

Banquet and Performance Theatre of the Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar, the largest one in Xinjiang, has capacity for 1,000 people dining while enjoying the songs and dances. Every night, there are hundreds of dancers staging great shows. One can order tasty dishes like kebab, hand pilaf, naan and baked samosa of Xinjiang and other places.

Food Square

The Food Square in Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar covers 3,225 square meters (3,857 square yards), offering delicious snacks from 56 nationalities within China. You can come across international franchise chain as well as local dishes like whole roasted sheep, Xinjing noodles, rice eaten with hands…
Food in Xinjiang Grand Bazaar Fruite in Urumqi Grand Bazaar

Merry Square

During the daytime, the Merry Square is swamped with kids playing happily, locals chanting and laughing, and white doves flying around. When the night falls, the square and buildings around it will be lit up. You'd marvel at the beams of colourful lights dancing around the fountain. There are shows of breathtaking high tension wire walking and ebullient night parties.

Grand Bazaar in UrumqiThere is a boutique stores on the Merry Square housing products meticulously created by professional designers. You can find favourable ethnic souvenirs there.

No. 1 Sightseeing Tower

It is in the centre of the Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar - a typical landmark of Urumqi. The first floor is a viewing deck for a full panoramic view of this place up to the whole city; the second storey is the Pelek Bar whose wall is attached with pictures and words about the top10 charming scenes and culture of Xinjiang. You can survey the bazaar while sipping on a cup of wine.

How to get to Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar

1. Take bus line 61, 70, 104, 301, 308, 310, 911, 920, or 923, and get off at He Ping Nan Lu; the bazaar is on your western side.
2. Take bus line 10, 16, 21, 63, or 912, get off at Erdao Qiao Station, and walk eastward for 150 meters (165 yards) to the Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar.
Admission Fee  Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar: free
No. 1 Sightseeing Tower: CNY 50
Opening Hours The bazaar area: all day;
Silk Road Sightseeing Tower: 10:00 - 20:00;
Shops: 9:30 - 20:00

 Further Reading
Top 10 Things to Do in Urumqi

Top 10 Things to Do in Xinjiang 

- Last updated on Apr. 12, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar
Asked by Kambalah from PHILIPPINES | Apr. 11, 2018 23:43Reply
Hi, any nearby hotel we can stay near xinjiang international grand bazaar?
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Answered by Rechard from SINGAPORE | Apr. 12, 2018 19:46

I remember there are many hotels along Tuanjie Rd near the grand bazaar, like Guofang Hotel in 317 Tuanjie Rd, Hongbaoshi Grand Hotel in 236 Tuanjie Rd, and Meiyu Hotel in 187 Tuanjie Rd.
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