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The "Shining Pearl On the Ancient Silk Road" that is translated as "a beautiful prairie" in Mongolian language. The breathtaking views and sweet smell of fruits drift in the air to make Xinjiang a special place beyond the Great Wall.

In recent years, it has become a unique destination for business and leisure to facilitate an exchange between East and West, which has become a melting pot for all nationalities. Tianchi Lake, Nanshan Pasture, Poplar Valley and the customs of Kazakstan people compose a beautiful picture around the city.
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This 3-day trip features all fantastic scenic spots in and around Urumqi, including Heavenly Lake, Red Hill Park, and Southern pasture 鈥?br />

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  • Heavenly Lake
    Heavenly Lake

    115 km northeast of Urumqi at an elevation of 1980m, the small deep-blue lake is surrounded by hills covered with fir trees and grazed by horses. Sc ...

  • The Museum of Xinjiang
    The Museum of Xinjiang

    Covering an exhibiting area of 7800 square meters, the museum, of Uygur and Russian styles, is constructed in 1953. A green-tiled dome tops 18m abov ...

  • Red Hill Park
    Red Hill Park

    On the east bank of Urumqi River, 910m (3000 feet) Red Hill is located at the very center of the city, which resembles a mighty dragon. This reddish ...

  • Southern Pasture
    Southern Pasture

    60 km south of Urumqi (2 hours' ride), Southern Pasture is a draw for tourists to see the beautiful highland pasture and unique pastoral life of Kaz ...

  • Southern Mosque
    Southern Mosque

    Located near the south gate of Urumqi, it got its name as "Southern Mosque". Repaired in 1902 and 1987, it is a leading mosque in Urumqi city.Embrac ...

  • Xinjiang Silk Road Museum
    Xinjiang Silk Road Museum

    Xinjiang Silk Road Museum is located at No. 160 Shengli Road in the prosperous business center of Urumqi, close to the famous ethnic shopping and to ...

  • Erdaoqiao Market
    Erdaoqiao Market

    Looking for Uyghur hand-made carpets? Fancy some Russian woodcarvings? How about silverware from the United Arab Emirates? Favor various dried fruit ...

Urumqi | Food & Restaurants More

Urumqi is a pleasant place to try Uygur food like kebab (BBQ of local style), Nang, roast stuffed buns, noodles and hand-picked rices. Due to Muslim's religious belief, most of the local people prefer to take chicken, beef and mutton, instead of pork and sea food. Local noodles are prepared with spicy vegetables, beef or lamb.The popular food streets in the city are Xingfu Road, Hongshan Road, Wenhuagong Road, Mianhuajie Street and Guoshixiang Lane. More

Urumqi | Weather & Climate More

Urumqi is surrounded by Tianshan Mountain in east, south and west sides. The area is higher in southeast part, and lower in northwest. It borders the southern edge of Junggar Basin in the north with an average elevation of 800 meters above sea level. Urumqi has an arid continental climate with short Spring and Autumn, and comparatively long Summer and Winter. The temperatures vary greatly in one day. The annual average rainfall is about 194 mm. ... More

Urumqi Travel Tips More

Best Travel Time UrumqiUrumqi has a semi-desert climate, with hot summers and cold winters, short spring & autumn season. The hottest months are July and August with average temperature of 25.7 degree Celsius, the coldest January is about -15.2 degree Celsius.The best time to visit Urumqi is between May and October. Urumqi Safety TipsWatch out your valuables when in big bazaar or on public transportation since pick pocketing are common. There are many police or military presence in the city since the riots in summer 2009; also be prepared to be sto ... More

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