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Urumqi travel guide

Urumqi travel guide

Urumqi is the capital city of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region located in China's most northwestern area. This literally "beautiful pasture" in Mongolian is a major transport node and the largest city of the whole Western Region. Situated in mainland China, Urumqi is renowned for being ranked in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's most remote city from any sea (2,500 kilometers). The Han are the most important ethnicity of the population but Uyghurs, Hui and Kazakhs are also of great number giving a special cultural interest to this distant city! Urumqi enjoys a semi-arid continental climate with huge discrepancies between winter and summer times, the two longest months there. With continuous sunlight and bare precipitations, Urumqi enjoys an extremely arid weather, what is all the more surprising when travelers discover the lush pasture sceneries surrounding this sprawling city. Indeed, if you are waiting for a typical desert like city, where camels and traders park in the streets you may be disturbed by the active and modern city that has become Urumqi since recent years. Being set at the foot of the Tianshan Mountains, one of the largest moun... More information about Urumqi »

Top Attractions in Urumqi

Heavenly Lake

Heavenly Lake

Chinese name: 天池 (Tian Chi). Location: Over 40 km east of Fukang City, 110 km from Urumqi City, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Tickets: 1. Admission fee: CNY100 from April to October, CNY40 from November to March. 2. Temple of Queen Mother of the West: CNY10. 3. Eco-museum of Heavenly Lake: CNY10. 4. Cableway: CNY20/one-way, CNY35/round-trip. 5. Other fees: accumulator car (CNY5/perso...

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South Pasture

South Pasture

Chinese name: 南山牧场 (Nanshan Muchang). Location: Urumqi County, Urumqi City, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Open time: all day long. Ticket: CNY30. How to get there: hire a bus or taxi. Best time for visit: May-September. Travel tips: There is a temperature difference between 10℃-15℃ at day and night, please take along enough clothes to keep warm. Brief Introduction to South Pasture A...

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