Hami, located in eastern Xinjiang, has been a strategic location on the Silk Road since ancient times. Hami is where the cultures of the Central Plain and the far west meet, and there are many cultural and natural sights here. The Heavenly Lake of Tianshan is a natural scenic area centered on a high mountain lake. It is a classic mountain scenic area in China's arid northwest. The Heavenly Lake of Tianshan has complete vertical natural scenery, mountain glaciers, and a high mountain lake, as well as folk flavor and an association with the mythological Queen Mother of the West. There are also historical sites like the Hami Royal Tombs, Lafuqueke Ancient Town (拉甫却克古城), and the Wubao Ancient Tomb Complex.
At Hami Monster City, you can see landscapes that resemble castles, temples, pagodas, dazzling steep cliffs, agate in mixed gravel, silicified wood, plant fossils with fresh leaves, the odd dinosaur egg fossil, marine fossils and bird fossils. When night falls, sometimes you hear the roar of ghosts and wolverines, hence why they call it Hami Monster City. There is also an ancient castle building, ruins of an ancient house—the ancient castle of Eskir.
Balikun Grassland is the second largest grassland in Xinjiang. It is located in Balikun County, Hami District. There are eight places of interest such as "Hanhai Desert City," "Mirror Springs," and "Yuetai Mountain Reserve." The Balikun grassland has a relatively high altitude, with the beauty of “Tianshan Snowcapped Mountains,” shrouded in mist and unpredictable. Many travel enthusiasts come to take photos.
Tianshan Scenery Attractions started development and construction in 1995. It was declared an Autonomous Region-level of scenic attraction in 1997. It has five spots—White Rocks, Roaring Sand Mountain, Pine Pond, Tianshan Temple, and Chilling Groove. Along the journey from the city to the attractions, you can appreciate five natural scenes—oasis, gobi, prairie, forest, and snow peaks. You may also see mirages and Fengsui posts along the road. The attractions combine the customs of the Silk Road and the west region's features in one spot.