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Address: Within Tianshan Scenic Resort, Urumqi 830002, China
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Description: Formerly known as Yaochi (Jade Lake), it is guarded by the stately peaks...
Formerly known as Yaochi (Jade Lake), it is guarded by the stately peaks and offers a spectacular sight.
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We took the 9h30 tour bus from north entrance of People's Park (60 CNY). It seemed easier and cheaper than taking a taxi to north bus station - bus to Fukang - bus to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We took the 9h30 tour bus from north entrance of People's Park (60 CNY). It seemed easier and cheaper than taking a taxi to north bus station - bus to Fukang - bus to entrance. It's an 2h30 minutes drive in traffic to the entrance. The "guide" we had in our bus was quite informative (if you understand Chinese). We... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Nothing special at all, just a small lake that is crowded and touristy. There is much much better (and cheaper) in Xinjiang.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

One of the highlight destination on our Silk Road trip. Views of Tian Shan is stunning. Not recommended for the lake cruise

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Tianchi lake was one of the highlights of my trip in Xingjiang - it is as beautiful as it looks in the photos! Unfortunately the local government has transformed this beautiful lake into a big tourist attraction, charging 190RMB to all visitors! They have buses going from the visitor centre to the lake and they have built boardwalks all around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

it was nice cloudy day when i visited there along with the friends, the landscape were so nice, its a nice picnic point, if you have some Chinese friends with you it would be very nice, do not forget to keep one translator with you whenever you are in china. minimum should know some chinese words to get your self... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

At the first look, you see what you see on all the photos of Tianchi Lake (Heavenly Lake), large body of water in front of layers and layers of mountain peaks. Then you wonder if this is it? It turned out you'll really need to hike a bit to appreciate the whole place. We realized it too late to catch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Just go here and take tea and relax. What a beautiful spiritual place. Lovely surroundings and walks and plenty of places to sit and watch the other people enjoying this wonderful place. We loved it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

I went here in china summer vacation so it realy crowded . We should got a bus (include in ticket price) to the lake. The scenery along the way to heavenly lake was also beautiful. The lake was about 15 minute walk from the bus parking lot. For those who did not want to walk there some battery car that... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

First up, the view was alright... not too special though. I just found it very upsetting how the place tries to suck money out of your pocket wherever they can. They built the entrance gate 20 km from the actual lake so that they can ask a rip of price of 90 yuan for a bus ticket. We managed to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The scenery is very pretty, looks like an Alpine lake. Since I had grown up at the foot of the European Alps, I was not particular keen on taking a long bus ride to similar mountains in China. However, I was fascinated by the industrial development on the way there, by the many Chinese visitors who took pictures of the... More 

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Address: Address: Within Tianshan Scenic Resort, Urumqi 830002, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Xinjiang Uygur  >  Urumqi
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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