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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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  • Straight from the spot as I am staring at the heavenly lake right now, I would like to express my regret for having decided to come here, taking a whole day and spending ¥60 (bus) + ¥215 (park entry a...  more »
  • We went there early October and the weather was lovely and the sights and nature were wonderful! It s expensive but the best thing to do around Urumqi. Reading some blog saying hiking was easy and bea...  more »
  • Clean, natural, a place like you can only imagine in dreams. Although the ticket is a bit costly but definitely worthy.  more »

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