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Urumqi Railway Station will be renamed Urumqi South Railway Station from September 1 HOT

On September 1, Urumqi Railway station will officially change its name to Urumqi South Railway Station, and will be printed on tickets as such. ... Read More>>

Freak Snowfall hits Urumqi April 23 HOT

The NW of China has been hit by some crazy weather recently, with sandstorms sweeping over Gansu province in the past few days. Now Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, is receiving its share of strange weather patterns with a freak snowfall on Wednesday. ... Read More>>

Richard Clayderman to Play in Urumqi on December 20 HOT

On December 20 Richard Clayderman will be entertaining audiences at the People’s Hall of Xinjiang in Urumqi. ... Read More>>

Urumqi-Taipei Direct Flight Opens April 1 HOT

China Southern Airlines will open an Urumqi-Taipei direct flight on April 1. ... Read More>>

New Urumqi to Shanghai Flight Opens Mar 31 HOT

China Southern opens a new Urumqi to Shanghai (via Xining) flight on Mar 31. ... Read More>>

Temple Fair in Urumqi Open Until Feb 24 HOT

The 2013 Urumqi Cultural Temple fair is now under way at the Confucian Temple, and will end on February 24. ... Read More>>

Pre-Spring Festival Rock Party in Urumqi Feb 2 HOT

The “Rock New Year Party” will be held at Urumqi’s 520 Yanyi Jiucheng venue on February 2. ... Read More>>

10th Silk Road Ice and Snow Festival Opens in Urumqi HOT

The 10th Urumqi Silk Road Ice and Snow Festival will be held from January 10 until March 30.... Read More>>

"Piano Prince" Richard Clayderman Performs in Urumqi Jan 11 HOT

Famous French pianist Richard Clayderman will perform at the People's Hall of Xinjiang on January 11.... Read More>>

Egret Island Desert Ski Resort Named China’s Largest Desert Ski Slope HOT

On December 25, the 6th Xinjiang Bohu County Ice and Snow Festival officially opened at Egret Island Desert Skiing Resort. ... Read More>>

Urumqi-Beijing Train Now Operating Daily HOT

As of December 4, the Urumqi-Beijing (T178) and Beijing-Urumqi (T177) trains will now be operating on a daily basis, as compared to its previous “3 days on, 1 day off” schedule. Train stations and departure times remain the same. To book ...... Read More>>

Urumqi Music Box Music Festival Held Dec 7-9 HOT

Urumqi’s Music Box Music Festival will be held at the Xinzhong Theater from December 7-9. The festival will feature performances by Foli Fola, Zhou Yunpeng & Xiao He and Wild Children among others. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to ...... Read More>>

Ski Resorts in Urumqi Open in November HOT

Ski resorts around Urumqi are set to open this month. Snow Lotus Mountain Golf and Ski Resort opens on November 17. Baiyun International Ski Resort opens on November 20. Tianshan Tianchi International Ski Resort opens on December 1. Silk Road International ...... Read More>>

Urumqi BRT5 Line to Open at the End of November HOT

Urumqi's BRT5 bus rapid transit line is scheduled to begin operation by the end of November. The new line stretches from Liudaowan checkpoint (六道湾检查站) to Qimashan Lu parking lot (骑马山路停车场), crossing the BRT 3 at Nanhu Lu (南湖路) and BRT 1 and 2 ...... Read More>>

Chinese Painting Master Liu Yuelin Exhibition in Urumqi from Nov 1-9 HOT

A special exhibition featuring works by Chinese paining master Liu Yuelin will be on display at the Urumqi Art Gallery from November 1-9. Liu is an award winning painter, considered one of the great masters of traditional Chinese painting. Getting there: ...... Read More>>

“Happy Halloween” Costume Party at Tanghui Bar in Urumqi on Oct 31 HOT

Urumqi’s Tanghui Bar is throwing a “Happy Halloween” costume party on the night of October 31. Guests of all ages are encouraged to come dressed up as something spooky. Getting there: take bus No. 7, 35, 58, 61, 62, 63, 68, 73, 157, 528a, ...... Read More>>

Scottish Indie Label The Fence Collective Coming to Urumqi on Oct 11 HOT

Scottish independent music label The Fence Collective is bringing a host of artists to Urumqi's Lienong Bar (烈浓酒吧) on Oct 11. Performers include King Creosote, FOUND, Lo-fi, The Pictish Trail and On The Fly. The performance is part of The Fence ...... Read More>>

China’s first Turkish Goods Trade Center Now Open in Urumqi HOT

China's first Turkish goods trade center is now open in Urumqi's Erdaoqiao Market (二道桥市场). The 6,000 sq. m space contains over 90 stores and features entirely local Turkish products, from Halal foods to clothing and other fine items. Getting there: ...... Read More>>

Urumqi Introduces New IC Transportation Card System HOT

Urumqi instituted a new "Yikatong" ("一卡通") IC card system for public transportation on September 11. The card now can be used in taxis, parking lots, supermarkets, movie theatres and many other stores, as well as all future subway ...... Read More>>

Urumqi’s People’s Park to Host Lantern Exhibition Sept 30-Oct 10 HOT

Just in time for the Moon Festival and National Day holiday, Urumqi's People's Park will host a lantern exhibition from September 30 to October 10. The exhibition is set to be colossal, taking up over 100,000 square meters, and will be divided into 10 ...... Read More>>

Urumqi’s BRT2 Line to Open August 20 HOT

The city of Urumqi will be opening their BRT2 Line on August 29. The line will have five stations, including Beimen Qunyiguan (Qingnian Lu Haojiaxiang), Military Hospital, Riyue Xingguang, Daxiuguang and Hongqiao. The BRT2 Line ticket will cost 1 RMB. ...... Read More>>

Urumqi Hosts “Chinese and Foreign Culture Exhibition Week” Aug 25-Sept 7 HOT

The 2nd Annual China – Eurasia Expo:“Chinese and Foreign Culture Exhibition Week”will be held in Urumqi at the Xinjiang International Exhibition Center, Aug 25-Sept 7. The expo will have exhibits from Russia, the Ukraine and other ...... Read More>>

New Urumqi Airport Regulation: Only One Carry-On Permitted HOT

Urumqi International Airport has implemented a new, stricter regulation allowing only one piece of carry-on luggage not exceeding 5 kg in weight. Any bags over that limit must be transferred to checked luggage. Furthermore, rolling trolleys/suitcases must ...... Read More>>

Bayinbuluke Grassland Folk Art and Music Festival to be Held July 28-31 HOT

The Bayinbuluke Grassland International Folk Art and Music Festival (巴音布鲁克(国际)草原民歌艺术节) will be held at the Bayinbuluke Grassland, July 28-31. Over 50 musicians from diverse ethnic groups will be performing. The traditional Mongolian activity, ...... Read More>>

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