Urumqi Shopping

Where to Buy

International Grand Bazaar
Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar
As the economic center, Urumqi plays a leading role in Xinjiang autonomous region. During recent years, big shopping centers, department stores and supermarkets have started springing up all over Urumqi. These large stores bring great convenience to the public as well as speed up the economic growth of the city.

To experience the life of the minority region, the International Grand Bazaar in Er Dao Qiao is an essential place to visit. It is a magnificent commercial architectural complex embodied with a strong flavor of Islam. It consists of a Banquet Hall, Gourmet Square, Sightseeing Tower, Open-air Stage and Islam Mosque, and encompasses a total space of 100,000 square meters. The Bazaar furnishes different kinds of goods made in Xinjiang as well as other neighboring countries, and offers all the ethnic food and souvenirs you would anticipate. Sometimes pleasant negotiation with venders is required.

Like any other big city in China, the downtown streets in Urumqi are lined with multi-story buildings including department stores and shopping malls. The following information is for your reference:

International Grand Bazaar in Er Dao Qiao
Er Dao Qiao International Grand Bazaar
 Century Ginwa Shopping Center
Address: No.35 Youhao Bei Lu

 Parkson Shopping Center
Address: No.30 Youhao Nan Lu

 Tianshan Department Building
Address: No.70 Heping Bei Lu

 Friendly Emporium
Address: No. 14, Youhao Bei Lu

 Urumqi Shopping Center
Address: No. 21, Beijing Nan Lu

 Carrefour Supermarket
Nanhu Branch: No.137 Nanhu Nan Lu
International Bazaar Branch: No.8 Jiefang Nan Lu


 Fruits and Melons

Fruits and Melons
Fruits and Melons
Xinjiang is not only recognized as being a station on the Silk Road, but is also known as the 'Home of Fruits and Melons' Changes in temperature from morning to evening, long hours of sunshine and careful irrigation all work together to give the fruits of Xingjian bright color and sweet pulp. There are hundreds of species of grapes, muskmelons, watermelons, apples, pears, apricots, peaches, pomegranates, cherries, figs, and walnuts, and large quantities of fruits and melons are transported to other parts of the country and abroad. To buy fruits and melons, you can simply go to the supermarkets or you can choose to go to a local agriculture market. The most famous market is the Bei Yuan Chun Market in No.7 Kelamayi Xi Lu where you can find the largest variety of fruits and other agriculture products and experience the warmth of the culture.

Xinjiang Carpets and Rugs are famous for their exquisite craftsmanship and brilliant artistic style. The design and color vividly reflect both national and regional features. They are all woven manually by the Uygur people, and are generally made of wool.


 Atlas Silk
Atlas is a kind of silk fabric with fine intricate patterns that Uygur women like very much, and is renowned for its multiple and resplendent colors. Usually the colors include sharp contrasts such as viridis, sapphire, indigo, yellow, peach, orange, gold, mauve, black, white, etc. The patterns are well-knit and lifelike, representing the light and color of nature. Atlas silk is soft, flexible, beautiful in patterns and excellent in quality. It is used by the local people not only for costuming but also as an interior ornament.

Full of rich history and unique ethnic character, folk handicrafts have a high place in today's exports of Xinjiang and can be found in the ethnic market. The Uygur-style hats, knitted sweaters, ethnic costumes, hand-made embroideries, jade carvings and carpets are all popular souvenirs bought by visitors.

- Last updated on Jul. 18, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Shopping in Urumqi
Asked by Abdullah Sediqi from AFGHANISTAN | Dec. 03, 2019 02:16Reply
Mobile accessories market in Urumqi
Hello everyone,

Is there any mobile phone accessories market in Urumqi to buy Xiaomi phones screen protector or glasses.
Answers (1)
Answered by Tina from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 05, 2019 18:17

I'm not sure. Maybe you can have a look at Zhongshan Electronics Market, located at No.104, Zhongshan Road, Tianshan District.
Asked by Aijan from KYRGYZSTAN | Aug. 25, 2014 11:53Reply
Is there any market in Urumqi that sells porcelain tableware?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lisa from USA | Aug. 25, 2014 21:28

In the Dongfang Huayuan Kitchenware City, there are many stores selling porcelain tableware. Go ahead. It is located at Changjiang Road.
Asked by thomas from SWEDENY | Jun. 23, 2014 20:58Reply
white fox caps mongolian style? where to buy it in Urumqi?
I've seen them on aroad stop on the way from Burqin
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Answered by Lisa from MALAYSIA | Jun. 24, 2014 02:05

I recommend you go to local Grand Bazaar to have a try! It is at Er Dao Qiao~~
Asked by Ms.ELFIN from UNITED STATES | Jan. 13, 2011 10:41Reply
Can you buy sheep skin coats and gloves near the Urumqi train station? How close are the big shopping malls to the train station?
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Answered by Mr.Mike | Jan. 17, 2011 22:41

i think you may go to Qiyijiangyuan (七一酱园}, the second largest aggregate shopping mall in the town for a look, which is just about 5 minutes' walking away from the railway station.
Asked by Mr.Steven bene from CANADA | Nov. 20, 2010 08:34Reply
I would like to know where to find sheep skin lined boots or Winter boots against snow and cold in Urumqi.Thank you!!!
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Answered by Ms.SUMMERSNOW from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 20, 2010 22:16

you could find it in some big commercial malls in the city. such as Tian Bai Ming Shoopping Mall at 38 Jiefangbei Lu.
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