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Urumqi

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About Urumqi

According to many Chinese people, Ürümqi—near the northwestern edge of China—is a distant and mysterious place. Ürümqi is the capital city of Xinjiang Autonomous Region and its name means "beautiful pasture". Bold ethnic style is this city's outstanding feature, teeming with Islamic influence. Ürümqi is located at the juncture between Xinjiang's north and south. It is a must-see location for tourists visiting Xinjiang. The lively Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar is a vast marketplace where shopkeepers sell every imaginable type of Xinjiang specialty good. There are also many beautiful scenic parks on the outskirts of town, or, traveling a little farther, you can enjoy the spectacular glaciers. Xinjiang has over 18,000 glaciers. Most Xinjiang restaurants have many local delicacies to try.

Popular Attractions in Urumqi

Tianshan Tianchi (“Heavenly Mountain” and “Heavenly Lake”) National Park
4.5/5
5,468 Reviews
Lake
National Park
Tianshan Tianchi is a quintessential attraction in Xinjiang. The park is located within Fukang, Changji Prefecture, about 110 kilometers from the Xinjiang capital of Ürümqi. Tourists from many other places who visit the park set out from Ürümqi. The surface of Tianchi Lake reflects the cloud-wreathed Bogda Peak. From mid-November until late March, the scenic area holds the “Tianshan Tianchi Ice and Snow Festival.” During this time, guests can go to nearby ski slopes to enjoy skiing and other ice- and snow-related activities.
Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar
4.4/5
1,794 Reviews
Market
The Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar in Ürümqi’s Tianshan District is a favorite destination for visitors of Ürümqi. “Bazaar” is the Persian word for “marketplace”. The architectural style of the Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar has a distinctive Islamic design, yet it combines culture, shopping and entertainment. There are many shops selling goods full of distinctive characteristics of the local ethnic population. Visitors can buy all sorts of local Xinjiang specialties such as raisins, dried apricots and essential oils. This is also a one-stop shop for all kinds of Xinjiang delicacies. You can taste nearly every kind of Xinijang fruit, rice pilaf, lamb and more.
Tianshan (“Heavenly Mountain”) Grand Canyon, Ürümqi
4.3/5
692 Reviews
Mountain
Canyon
Glacier
Located approximately 50 kilometers from Xinjiang’s capital, Ürümqi, the Tianshan Grand Canyon boasts snowy mountains, verdant forests, clear lakes, and vast grasslands. The scenery is fresh and natural, and Ürümqi’s local residents love to come here in the summertime. The scenic area is expansive, and guests can explore it riding electric tour cars. You can also see many yurts belonging to Kazakh herders in the canyon, giving it a unique local flavor.
Guhya Salt Lake
4.5/5
276 Reviews
Lake
The Salt Lake Chemical plant in Daban city, Urumqi is where the Guhya Salt Lake is situated. The scenic spots in this place comprises of the salt sculpture art groups, baths for the soul, outdoor floats and other tourism projects. It also consists of recreational activities such as cruise ships, go-karts and grass skiing. To explore the lake, the visitors can take a small train from where they can gaze at the amazing scenes of the large salt mining boat of mining the salt. The different shapes of salt flowers can also be observed through the clear lake water.

Urumqi Weather

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Aug 6, 2020
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Aug 7, 2020
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Aug 8, 2020
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Aug 9, 2020
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I recommended Silk Road International Ski Resort, Dongbaiyang Valley, Danxia Landform, 101 Provincial Road, Urumqi, Ziwobao Lake, Surasia Valley.
Here are the best places to visit in Urumqi, including: Guhya Salt Lake, Urumqi Botanical Garden, Shuimogou Park, No. 1 Glacier, Ürümqi Water Park.
Pilaf, pepper chicken, earthen hot pot, sea and land barbecue, rice noodles, Xinjiang large plate chicken, thin skin steamed buns, rice intestines, clams, meat, meat, skewers, mutton, beef noodles, milk tea, roasted whole lamb, etc. , do a good job of fat ten pounds.