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Heavenly Lake of Tianshan, Urumqi

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Head up to Heavenly Lake of Tianshan, a vast and scenic lake nestled high up in the mountains. Shaped into a crescent form by glacial movement, the body of water has a surface area of 4.9 sq km (1.9 sq mi), and a depth of 105 m (344 ft) at its deepest point. Designated a AAAAA scenic area by China's National Tourism Administration, the dramatic visual effect of the lake and its forested shores, backed by snowy peaks, can be seen from a number of accessible viewpoints, or during a boat trip on the lake itself. Add Heavenly Lake of Tianshan and other attractions to your Urumqi trip itinerary using our Urumqi trip itinerary maker.
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  • Didn't stay longer than 30min at the lake because the sky was overcast within 5 min of our arrival and visibility was prob 3m or lesser. But we still had a good time in the immersive experience of the...  more »
  • After a hairy bus ride up the mountain we had a brief walk around and a boat-ride on the lake. With a bit more time a walk around the shore would have been lovely, but sadly this time I didn't get the...  more »
  • Read some previous review giving instruction on how to go to this lake by bus. It works exactly as stated/instructed. You will have to take this as a whole day affair because the journey itself will t...  more »