Things to Do - Urumqi Attractions

As the capital city of Xinjiang Province, Urumqi is usually chosen as the first stop of Xinjiang tours. It is very easy to plan your stay. Inside the city area, you can join locals in the Red Hill Park to spend a leisure afternoon. If you want to learn about Xinjiang's history and culture. The Regional Musuem is the best place for you to go. Well, you can't miss the crowding Erdaoqiao International Bazaar. Stuffy in the city? You can go out to get some fresh airs and natural sightseeing. Tianchi Lake is the best place for sightseeing. If you want to explore something special? Take a day to visit the Southern Pasture where you can experience interesting Kazakhstan culture.

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Tianshan Mountains

No.1 Tianshan Mountains

Type: Mountains

Recommended Length of Visit: 1/2 day

Tianchi Lake, also Heaven Lake, is located on the Tianshan Mountains. In ancient fairytale, it was the fairyland where the Heavenly Queen lived. It is the best summer resort in Xinjiang. Heaven lake comes down to a depth of nearly 100m. Ices on the Tianshan Mountain thaw and flow into the Tianchi Lake. Summer is the best time to visit Tianchi Lake. Cruising on a boat, enjoying the breathtaking picturesque views of invertd reflection of snow mountains, flourishing plants and blooming flowers around the lake.

Tianchi Lake is about 110km away from Urumqi. There are scheduled bus from Urumqi to the lake everyday.

Heaven Lake

No.2 Tianchi Lake

Type: Lakes

Recommended Length of Visit: 1/2 day

Tianchi Lake, also Heaven Lake, is located on the Tianshan Mountains. In ancient fairytale, it was the fairyland where the Heavenly Queen lived. It is the best summer resort in Xinjiang. Heaven lake comes down to a depth of nearly 100m. Ices on the Tianshan Mountain thaw and flow into the Tianchi Lake. Summer is the best time to visit Tianchi Lake. Cruising on a boat, enjoying the breathtaking picturesque views of invertd reflection of snow mountains, flourishing plants and blooming flowers around the lake.

Tianchi Lake is about 110km away from Urumqi. There are scheduled bus from Urumqi to the lake everyday.

Xinjiang Regional Museum

No.3 Xinjiang Regional Museum

Type: Musuems

Recommended Length of Visit: 2 hours

Xinjiang Regional Museum is integrated museum, located in the Urumqi City. It is a beautiful builing decorated by Uygur style, and has more than 5,000 arts and history relics. It features in three exhibition hall:

1. Ethnic Exhibition - display of 12 ethnic groups' costume, living, festival celebration, dining, religion, etc.

2. History Reclics Exhibition - arts and reclics unearthed on the "Silk Road", including silk products, terracottas, coins, weapons, etc.

3. Mummy Exhibition - well preserved mummies of ancinet people lived in Xinjiang. "Loulan Beauty"is the most famous one.

Red Hill Park

No.4 Red Hill Park

Type: Parks

Recommended Length of Visit: 2 hours

Red Hill Park(Hoshan Park)which is regarded as the symbol of Urumqi. It is a public park based on a mountain(940m) which is formed by aubergine rock. Located in the center of Urumqi city, the Red Hill Park is a pleasant place to spend a few hours in strolling, lounging or drinking a cup of tea. There is a tall Buddhist pagoda on the top of mountain from which you can get a surperb views of the whole Urumqi city, even get the clear views of the Heaven Mountains.

Southern Pasture

No.5 Southern Pasture

Type: Mountains & Valleys

Recommended Length of Visit: 1/2 day

Southern Pasture(Nan Shan Mu Chang), also known as Poplar Valley, is about 70km away from Urumqi city. This valley is a good place for a half day trip to enjoy stunning natural views of grassland, forests, snow mountains, etc. The bottom of the valley is the base of Kazakh Gatherings where is surrounded by vast trees and mountains. You can get comfortable accommodation here, and explore the nomadism culture, enjoy delicious yurts, hike on the pasture, or rent a horse to dart on the grassland. Deeper into the valley, there is a waterfall which has existed for more than 2 millions years.

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