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In the downtown area of Urumqi, visitors can check out Hongshan Park, Shuimogou Park, the Hantengeli Mosque, and the Urumqi Shaanxi Mosque. The famous Heavenly Lake of Tianshan is located at the foot of Bogda Peak about 100 km northeast of the city. Chaiwopu Lake is located in the Chaiwopu Basin in the south of the city. The famous Dabancheng Wind Power Station is on the side of 312 national highway, not far from the south of Chaiwopu Lake.
Urumqi has a moderately arid continental climate in the temperate zone, and is the world’s most distant city from the sea. It is hottest in July with an average temperature of 25.7°C. In January, it is the coldest with an average temperature of -15.2°C. The period from May to October is suitable for regular trips, though August and September are the best months to travel to Xinjiang.
The Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar is currently a large-scale bazaar in China. The buildings of the Grand Bazaar have been constructed in an Islamic style and have many beautiful and elaborate ethnic minority products for sale. Erdaoqiao is also an important shopping center. There are a variety of hotels in Urumqi nearby, and staying here is a great choice to experience the unique atmosphere of the city. Hongshan (Red Mountain) Park is located in the center of Urumqi, close to the People's Park and the Parkson Shopping Center. This area has convenient public transportation, many shopping malls, and is suitable for business trips or vacations.
The intersection of Urumqi's bustling Youhao Road and Karamay Road has convenient public transportation and is a prime commercial area. There are a lot of restaurants featuring diverse cuisines in various shopping malls in the Youyi Road shopping district. Attractions such as the Xinjiang Region Museum, Chinatown are all in this area. Hotels near Xinjiang University and Urumqi Station are very suitable for tourists who arrive in the middle of the night. Hotel prices near Diwopu Airport usually vary. Express hotels such as Super 8 and Hanting here are suitable for passengers who are planning to transfer.