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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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  • Free Admission, no hills, nice lakes when they are filled with water, plenty to look at-- flowers, people singing, playing cards, Chinese Chess, many small children with grandparents, acceptable bathr...  more »
  • Walking into the People's Park you feel a sense of calm and tranquility envelope you. It really is a refuge of peace amidst the noise and building works of Urumqi City. Arrive early morning (and I mea...  more »
  • I saw lovely trees and beautiful flowers. In warm weather, in the early morning, there are lots of people exercising, walking and running laps. There are also people practicing tai qi and practicing t...  more »
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  • Like trees and many accessories convenient, there is a small lake in the Middle, can go boating lake to freeze over in the winter you can skate.
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  • a great Park.
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  • As a whole, not as good as the atmosphere hardening
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  • Commonly known as West Park
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