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People's Park of Urumqi, Urumqi
(3.8/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
People's Park is an urban public park in the center of Ürümqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in northwestern China. People's Park and the nearby Hong Shan are very popular recreation areas for local residents. The Xinjiang Uyghur Museum was formerly located in the park.HistoryAfter the Qing dynasty conquest of the Dzungar Khanate in 1755, the Qianlong Emperor established the city of Dihua (Ürümqi) in Dzungaria. Outside the city walls, a lake on the former course of the Ürümqi River was made into a recreational area for Qing officials. Several years later, the Mongol official Wumi Tai (伍彌泰) built the Xiuye Pavilion, the first structure in the area, which became a major attraction in Dihua. The lake was later called Guan Lake.After Tajik adventurer Yakub Beg's brief rule in Dzungaria, Qing general Zuo Zongtang successfully reconquered the area in 1878, and the Qing court established the new province of Xinjiang in 1884. To demonstrate its goodwill, the provincial government built a Dragon King Temple on the lake. Liu Jintang (刘锦棠), the first governor of Xinjiang, made improvements to the lake area, and renamed the lake Jian Hu. In 1898, minister Zhang Yinhuan (張蔭桓) was exiled to Xinjiang for supporting the failed Hundred Days' Reform movement. Zhang donated funds to build a pavilion in the middle of Jian Hu, which still stands today.
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TripAdvisor
  • Great to watch the daily activity. The dancing has a local flavour with Uyghur music, quite unlike other parts of China. Worth the effort to get there 
  • Fun park where above all the locals come. In the evening there are many people dancing together and/or singing. The park is centrally located and easy to reach by public transport. After the Hong Shan Park is this the most beautiful park in Urumqi.
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  • A stroll through the park provides great opportunities to observe local families relaxing and to offer a respite from the urban environment 
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  • 很喜欢,花草树木众多,附件交通方便,中间有小湖,可以划船,冬天湖面结冰可以溜冰。
  • yosef
  • a great Park.
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  • As a whole, not as good as the atmosphere hardening
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