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URUMQI

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Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, is the educational, cultural and political centre. The city now has a population of 1 million and 80% of them are Han Chinese.

Airport Information

Name of airport: Diwopu Airport
Distance to city: 17 km
Airport Transport:
  • Taxi
  • Bus: CNY 15
Airport tax: RMB 90 (international flights)

Flying hours from Hong Kong on direct flights

Flight Schedule from/to Hong Kong
5 hours 30 min

Visa

Home entry permit required for HK Chinese.
Visa is required for foreigners.
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Embassies and Consulates

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Customs

Customs allowance
  • Tobacco: 400 cigarettes
  • Liquor: two 75cl bottles of alcoholic beverages
Customs rules require an accounting of all valuables including watches, jewellery, cameras and currency that you are taking in. A copy of this is surrendered on departure and anything missing may well be treated as imported and duty required accordingly. Therefore make sure you obtain a police report for any goods stolen during your stay.
Recorded video-tapes must be declared and may be viewed by the Authorities on arrival.
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Currency

Renminbi (RMB)
Approximately RMB1 = HK$0.9297 = US$0.1197 (updated 25 Mar 1996)
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Time Zone

GMT: + 8
Difference from Hong Kong: + 0

Accommodation

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Transportation

Bus
Taxi
Train
Bicycle
Boat

Tourist Attraction

Xinjiang Autonomous Region Museum
Renmin Park
Hongshan Park & Pagoda
Eighth Route Army Office Museum

Weather

Spring (Apr - Jun): 9.2 C
Summer (Jul - Sep): 23.5 C
Autumn (Oct - Dec): 7.3 C
Winter (Jan - Mar): -14.6 C
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Language

Official Languages: Mandarin
Language of Business and Administration: Mandarin and English
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Electricity

220 volts, 50 cycles

Emergency Number

S.O.S. Worldwide Alarm Centres: Please click here
Ambulance: 120
Emergencies: 110
Fire: 119
Tel No. Enquiry: 114
Police: 110

Public Holidays

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