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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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  • 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 »
  • 十一月中旬来的,游人不多,算是淡季。坐着景区大巴从山脚一路盘山到顶,随着海拔的上升,山中树木的种类也在不断变化,从阔叶林逐渐过渡到针叶林。山顶有厚厚的积雪,当天天气很晴朗,无风,天池平静地倒映着周边的雪山和蓝天白云,恍若仙境。湖边修有木栈道,没什么游客,很适合慢慢踱步放空自己。可以直接走到湖边,湖边的雪已经被风吹成沙粒状,像白色的沙滩,很美。 相机必备,能拍出很美的片子,午饭是自带的,需要自己掌握...  more »