Hetian Museum is famous history museum, opened to public in October, 2005, covering an area of 3.4 square kilometers.
There are 9066 pieces of historic relics are on show in the museum, among which one relics is under national protection and over 400 pieces of cultural relics were excavated from the ancient cities of Niya, Mallikurwatur, and Yotkan. The exhibitions include colored potteries, ancient coins, silk and woolen textiles, documents on wood slips, clay and wood sculptures, and mummies, reflecting the history, politics, economy, culture and customs of Hetian during the past 2000 years.
All these exhibitions show the important role that Hetian played on the Silk Road in the past. It is a window on Silk Road for us to learn the contributions Hetian made to cultural and trade exchange between central China and border areas of China, as well as between China and other west Asian countries.