Heavenly Lake of Tianshan, Urumqi

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. Heavenly Lake of Tianshan is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Urumqi Edition.
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  • It's very, very beautiful. From the city of Udaipur to the scene of the big gate and then the scene bus to the mountain, winter cable car also did not open, not to the other scenes in the mountains have been around the Tianchi, just under snow is very beautiful, air atmosphere fresh scenery Pleasant!
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  • This lake is comforting with its clean water, air and nice surrounding. I visited the lake in July 2017. It was a bit hot and crowded but worth going there. One can spend the whole day. There are plac...  more »
  • It is a lovely lake. But it takes more than an hour to get there (to be fair any site in that area takes an hour or two to get to because Xinjiang is a huge place). Thousands of Chinese tourists are t...  more »

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