Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar
Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar is Islamic architectural style Bazaar, was built in 2003. It was built Muslim Style combined with distinctive Uyghur style. The Grand Bazaar consists of No.1 Sighting-Seeing Tower, Erdaoqiao Mosque, Banquet-Performance Grand Theatre, Merry Square and Sunny Walking Street.
In the Banquet-Performance Grand Theatre of the International Grand Bazaar, tourist can enjoy Uyghur show while tasting variety delicious Uyghur Food. It is one of the best place for tourist to try different types of Uyghur and Central Asian food in Urumqi. Banquet-Performance Grand Theatre can accommodate up to 1000 people at a time.
Erdaoqiao Market located next to International Grand Bazaar before the Nationalities Street. This market is one of the oldest markets in Urumqi which offer all different type of ethnic products from different parts of Xinjiang in Urumqi. The place itself named after the Erdaoqiao Market.
Nationalities Street is the newly built biggest scale combination of 15 cities culture, character, style, beverage, and special goods cultural street.
Now these three markets are culture melting centre for Uyghurs and other ethnic groups who come from other part of Xinjiang to Urumqi in order to better fulfil their future dreams.
These markets offer more the 2,000 products which is gathered from individual families till small factories from individual cities of Xinjiang. Goods which these markets offer are; ethnic clothes, ethnic hats, ethnic knives, ethnic ornaments, ethnic handicrafts, ethnic music instruments, variety of fresh or dried fruits, traditional Uyghur Medicines, Uyghur carpets, textiles and est. Now it is the main distribution centre for handicrafts after the Sunday Market in Kashgar and Hotan.
These three markets stands side by side and gives glimpse to the tourist who can’t visit other part of Xinjiang due to time strain of their visit. Now these three markets represent itself as the window to the visitor in order to better understand Xinjiang.