Urumqi' s advantageous location has ensured its reputation as a key transportation link between cities in landlocked Xinjiang.
The international airport in Urumqi has 90 domestic air routes and 21 foreign routes, flying to Russia, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The Urumqi Railway Station connects the city by rail to six major Chinese cities: Xi' an, Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Zhengzhou and Lanzhou, as well as numerous local destinations.
Three national highways (216, 312 and 314) and ten provincial roads link Urumqi with the rest of Xinjiang' s surrounding counties. Long-distance buses go to most cities in Xinjiang every day.
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From October 13, transport authorities in Urumqi will begin installing SOS emergency call systems at bus stops around the city.
For an extravagant weekend, or during a holiday, a visit to Kashgar is very doable from Urumqi. The city allegedly boasts the largest bazaar in Asia, and arguably the best food in the country originates here. So what are you waiting for?
On September 1, Urumqi Railway station will officially change its name to Urumqi South Railway Station, and will be printed on tickets as such.
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.
On December 20 Richard Clayderman will be entertaining audiences at the People’s Hall of Xinjiang in Urumqi.
Urumqi may be a in a far-away and mysterious land to some, but that doesn’t mean that it hasn’t got its fair share of entertainment amenities; particularly cinemas. Here, we give a rundown of some of the best cinemas in Urumqi.
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