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Tianshan Tianchi Lake

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Formerly known as Yaochi (Jade Lake), it is guarded by the stately peaks and offers a spectacular sight.
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Within Tianshan Scenic Resort, Urumqi 830002, China
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Reviewed today

This was the first of the scenic views we visited in Xinjiang and we were not disappointed. It was very crowded but it did not interfere with our enjoyment of the time we spent there. Its worth seeing if you are in and around Urumqi.

Thank luolun1968
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views were spectacular and it was incredible to walk the path near the water as well as climbing the hills for spectacular views.

Thank annaishappy
Reviewed August 5, 2018

This is a beautiful attraction,which was ruined by the number of tourists. The climate was lovely and cool.

1  Thank mflickermd
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

The day I went to Tianshan, Tianchi was raining. Then it had thick mist and the weather was really bad. So I can see nothing.

Thank Ltp_BKK
Reviewed July 24, 2018

The majority of Xinjiang is desert, so it is quite surprising to come across forests and alpine lakes, but this is what you will find here. It is high-altitude, so it is much cooler than the surrounding desert. This also means that visitor pressure is...More

1  Thank jinnes
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

The lake is always crowded as its near to urumqi (about 2 hours by car) and it offers a cool respite from the city. The place is beautiful and if you have time, have your lunch at one of the tents. They serve great lamb...More

Thank Cheryl L
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

An overview of my experience: Got public transport from the north bus station in Urumqi to Fukang (15 RMB) and then a mini van from Fukang to the Park entrance (10 RMB). This all went smoothly, aside from having to show my passport and explain...More

1  Thank Waspy79
Reviewed July 2, 2018

I couldn't find a lot of recent/thorough details on TripAdvisor outlining the options for how to get to Tianchi, so I tried to list everything as concisely below to help future travelers! Overall, we enjoyed our visit. It's a nice thing to do, if you...More

1  Thank JulieLanglie
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

An hour drive from Urumqi and it is so worth it. The place is beautiful and plenty of pictures opportunities. There are also food places, however, it is also a good place for picnic. There is a boat trip , it's ok. If you have...More

Thank EastmeetsWestAB
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

I went there in summer. But when I arrived this area, it was so cool. Beautiful lake view with summer breeze. Hope to stay longer there.

1  Thank Rosa N
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