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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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  • Lake (glandular Cooley) of fresh water coming from the mountains covered with snow and now knows how deep the Lake there are a number of places for camping and picnic boats with confusion.
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  • Was with a tour group and we first went on a boat tour where we cruise on the lake. Upon reaching the entrance, there will be a short hike upslope to the lake area. Quite a leisure hike given the weat...  more »
  • We visited this lake as part of a tour of Xinjiang and this was one of the highlights of the trip. The lake and scenery around the lake are absolutely beautiful and it was very relaxing to walk around...  more »