Urumqi is a great place to pick up some interesting craft items like ethnic clothing, embroidery, and jewelry. Other handicrafts include jade carvings, Kashgar carpets, exotic knives, wood crafts, and ethnic musical instruments. All of the above items are handmade and many can be found at very cheap prices, both of which make Urumqi a fun place to shop for something a little special.
The Erdaoqiao market, the largest Uigur bazaar in Urumqi is located along Jiefang Nan Lu. Here, you'll find a bustling market filled with fruit, clothing, crafts, knives, carpets and more.
This is a heavily populated Uigur area and many of the city's major mosques are in the Jiefang Nan Lu district. As the area is quite crowded, it is important to be conscious of pickpockets when handling and putting your money away.
Xinjiang is famous for its fruit including; grapes, hami melon, almonds, pomegranates, figs, peaches, apples and much more.