Wenmiao Temple and Urumqi Museum

Why is Wenmiao Temple and Urumqi Museum So Special?

The display of Urumqi Museum fully reflects the local characteristics of Urumqi and the characteristics of Confucian temples. It has initially become a comprehensive local museum. The museum has a collection of nearly 70 cultural relics and nearly 100 specimens. In October 2018, it was named the national practical education base for primary and secondary school students.

Where is Wenmiao Temple and Urumqi Museum

Located on the Qianjin Road,  Urumqi.

History of Wenmiao Temple and Urumqi Museum

the temple was built in the 10th year of the Emperor Guangxu, Qing Dynasty (1884). Today it is listed as one of the historical monuments and cultural relics under municipality protection, because it is a group of large-scale temple buildings of the Qing Dynasty well preserved now.

Main Attraction of Wenmiao Temple and Urumqi Museum

 Facing north, the temple is an area of 2800sqm, including main hall, rear hall, wing rooms, bell-drum tower and corridors. All buildings have flying-eaves and bracket system with birds and beasts shapes on the eaves, bearing features of the architecture in the Qing Dynasty. In 1988, the state appropriated a sun for its refit and Urumqi Museum was set up here. The basic exhibits of the museum include a survey of the celebrities of Urumqi, the construction history of Urumqi, stone statues and steles etc.

The building is a reconstruction of the old Confucian temple, covering an area of 2800 square meters and a construction area of 1000 square meters. This building is the only complete Qing Dynasty temple complex in Urumqi. This temple was originally a temple of God. It was built in the 11th year of the Republic of China (1922). It was dedicated to God and was worthy of Confucius.

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Best Time to Travel Wenmiao Temple and Urumqi Museum

Visits to museums need not be restricted by seasons. At any time, you can come here to see amazing human relics and all other precious relics, so that you can know more about the prosperous and splendid civilization in this region.

How to Get There

Take bus no 5, bus no 23, bus no 59, bus no 61, bus no 63, bus no 73, bus no 104, bus no 105, bus no 152, bus no 153, bus no 306, bus no 309, bus no 529, bus no 537, bus no brt-3 and bus no brt-3 under Nanhu district

Useful Travel Tips

Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: The museum will be closed from November 20 to March 20 and on Sunday. The rest are open from 9: 30 a.m. to 19: 00 a.m. every day.
  • Take good care of the exhibits, do not smoke, do not touch the exhibits casually, do not use flash to take pictures arbitrarily.
  • We should take good care of exhibition stands, lighting and other facilities in museums.

  • When visiting museums, you should keep quiet and not make any noise.

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Edited by Doreen/张洋