SYNOPSIS:  About a visit to the well-worth provincial museum.   About trying to act like a local.  About a dust storm.

I have visited three provincial (and that is not in the sense of backwater but representing a particular province) museums by now.  Lanzhou wins the prize, hands down!  All of them were filled with priceless artifacts.  China has no shortage of archaeological remains; recorded history here goes back thousands of years, and plenty of prehistoric finds date millions of years back.

Urumqi’s museum had interesting items on display, notably those well-preserved mummies.VIEW PHOTOS AND READ THE WHOLE STORY