People's Park of Urumqi, Urumqi

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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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  • The People's park is nice, you see a lot of locals. Everything is very outdated so that's a bit disapointing.  more »
  • My wife and I walked through this park on three occasions. There were various activities going on all the time that we walked by. Card games groups, singing groups, calligraphy group, Chinese chess gr...  more »
  • In front of the gate of the North and the South have been recruiting and urumuchi suburbs tour guide so suit walked in. Separately, is to place residents in China often have what, were like family.
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  • It was a surprisingly nice place, less famous than Red Hill Park but so much quieter, I liked how they left the snow on the path, the snowy scene was wonderfully beautiful.
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  • Very like, many flowers and trees, accessories convenient transportation, the middle of a small lake, you can row, Winter Lake ice can skate.
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  • As a whole, not as good as the atmosphere hardening
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  • a great Park.
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