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Urumqi Grand Bazaar




 

Urumqi Grand Bazaar is one of the most famous landmarks in Xinjiang, Combined with cultures of Xinjiang ethnic minorities(Uyghur, Han, Kazakh, Hui), architecture in the bazaar were styled Islamic with its techniques of grinded-brick-to-gap and modern facings, facilitating modern architectural functions and reflecting contemporary spirits. The bazaar reproduces the commercial prosperity of the Silk Road and embodies the ethnic characteristics and regional cultures. The International Grand Bazaar occupies an area of 4,000 m², and has an 80-meter sight-seeing tower, an open mosque, an opera theater, and a noshery. In addition, there are 3000 stalls and individual shops, an underground parking lot, a Carrefour grocery store, etc.