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Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, which is located in the heart of the Eurasian Continent, is the largest province in China in terms of its area. Xinjiang is a multi-national region marked by distinctive features of both spoken and written languages, music and dancing, and customs of the ethnic minorities in accordance with their different background of history and civilization and religious beliefs.
Urumqi is the Regional capital of Xinjiang and also a communications hub with a population of 1,140,000.
Hami melon and seedless white grape
Hami melon is a kind of famous and precious fruit in China. It is big (every one weights 3-10kg.) sweet, crisp and juicy with a sugar content of 12% to 14%.
Seedless white grape is a treasure in Chinese grapes. Its biggest feature is that there is no seeds inside. The well-known "Xinjiang Raisin in China" is from it.
It is a kind of traditional local snack in Xinjiang Uygur minority. You are able to find roast mutton stands everywhere in Urumqi.
Roast whole lamp
Mutton is the main meat for all minorities in Xinjiang. Visitors from domestic and abroad are satisfied to taste such a special flavour.