About Urumqi: According to many Chinese people, Ürümqi—near the northwestern edge of China—is a distant and mysterious place. Ürümqi is the capital city of Xinjiang Autonomous Region and its name means "beautiful pasture". Bold ethnic style is this city's outstanding feature, teeming with Islamic influence. Ürümqi is located at the juncture between Xinjiang's north and south. It is a must-see location for tourists visiting Xinjiang. The lively Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar is a vast marketplace where shopkeepers sell every imaginable type of Xinjiang specialty good. There are also many beautiful scenic parks on the outskirts of town, or, traveling a little farther, you can enjoy the spectacular glaciers. Xinjiang has over 18,000 glaciers. Most Xinjiang restaurants have many local delicacies to try.