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Urumqi (乌鲁木齐, ئۈرۈمچی), also written as Ürümqi, is the largest city and capital of the Xinjiang Autonomous Region. For centuries Urumqi has been a stopping point along the Silk Road. Until recently Urumqi was a small trading post in the desert nestled next to the nearby mountains.

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Maitian International Hostel

Maitian International Hostel

I feel very sorry about writing a bad review about a place I stayed. It is a place adviced by lonelyplanet. But we found it was not very clean, bathroom, toilet, dorm. and furthermore we were really disappointed by the staff. Not patient, not respectful, we were treated just as little children. We do not reccomend this place. Avoid. ... more

Xinjiang Youth Hostel International

Xinjiang Youth Hostel International

In general, I don't really like to stay in White Birch International Hostel. The price is bit too high for what I received. I don't know if any of you can find an accomdation under 40 RMB in Urumqi, the same price can allow me live in a nice hotel in Kashgar. ... more


Urumqi Discussions

  • Train from Beijing to Lhasa
    All they have said is that prices will be in line with other Chinese proces (i.e. no premium). Basically, find a journey of similar legnth in terms of distance (Beijing - Kunming may work, but i'm guessing here. Somewhere like Urumqi may be better as it's a long one), plonk it into the railguide at www ...

  • cruising china soon
    Hey im teaching in china and the term finishes in july and will be doing a bit of traveling all round starting in shandong as thats where i am and heading north to urumqi and maybe further west, then making the way down to lijiang and yangshou etc anyone keen for a buddy or got any good spots or ideas i ...

  • Looking for people to go to silk road of China in Sept 2006
    other places along the route such as Urumqi, Turpan, Dunhuang and Xian. I plan to go for about three ...

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Urumqi Blog Entries

  • Urumqi revisited
    I needed to free up some space on my phone and I’d forgotten about some of the snaps I’d taken while in Urumqi so here they are for your viewing pleasure. They take flying kites seriously in Urumqi People from the White Birch I took these one early morning in the park opposite ...
    Posted in On the Road Again by Ontheroadagain

  • Urumqi and Turpan
    Arriving in Urumqi was like arriving in New York for the first time (except on a smaller scale: Urumqi is definitely no New York). Skyscrapers! KFC! Bright neon lights! Shopping malls! Motorways ...
    Posted in The Nomad by Antonxiii

  • Back in Urumqi
    Yesterday, we decided to do some exploring around town, Urumqi is a fairly big city with many different sections of town; Uygher, Han Chinese, Chinese Muslim Hui, and Russian are the biggest sections. We stuck mainly to the Uygher area because we were given suggestions of what to do by Uygher people ...
    Posted in Nate & Heidi by heidigras

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Maitian International Hostel
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Maitian International Hostel

No.726 Youhao South Road Red Hill (Map) - Hostel
I feel very sorry about writing a bad review about a place I stayed. It is a place adviced by lonelyplanet. But we found it was not very clean, bathroom, toilet, dorm.
Xinjiang Youth Hostel International
66 %

Xinjiang Youth Hostel International

No.186 NanHu Road (Beside Nanhu Square) (Map) - Hostel
This hostel was very nice with excellent staff. The room was spacious and they even had a/c. Unfortunately the internet was down but that was in all of the country per the June 5th incidences.
White Birch International Hostel

White Birch International Hostel

No. 186 Nan Hu Road (Map) - Hostel