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Tianshan Mountains

Address: Urumqi, China
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Ranked #2 of 53 Attractions in Urumqi
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
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Type: Mountains, Outdoors
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Chongqing Region, China
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Very cold, maybe 20C below at lake, but helped to keep away the crowds. We were on the first bus of two for the day. Maybe a total of 80 people for the day. Beautiful evergreen trees covered in snow. Lake was frozen and covered in snow. Quite and peaceful.

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Chicago, Illinois
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Tianshan goes east west and you will see it from many vintage points but driving on G217 from Narat and Bayanbulak Granssland to Kuqa (Kucha) or vise versa was an unbelievable experience. Some many gorgeous scenes one after another. Definitely worth the ride!

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Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

In my opinion, this lake is not as awesome as Yili, Sayram lake. Firstly upon my driver dropped me at main entrance, we bought our ticket include a bus ride into the national park. The bus only dropped us at a point. We have 2 options, take another tram to go towards it or walk. It was a long walk... More 

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Shenzhen, China
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117 reviews 117 reviews
64 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The view towards Kazakhstan is very nice and the snow in May was a bonus. The ride up the mountain is quite scenic but maybe take some gravol if switchback roads are not your thing.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
27 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

You can spend a good half day here as there are some good views of the city from the top looking in all directions and a pleasant walk up the steps well worth spending some time at

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Seremban, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

One the wonderful scenic spot if you happen to be in Urumqi or in the Xinjiang the autonomous region located in the North west of China. Clear crystal blue lake, where source of water come from the melting glaciers of the Tianshan Mountain surrounding the lake. If you are lucky, you may also appreciate the colorful autumn leave from pine... More 

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Delft, Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Very beautiful, once you walk 1 hour from the starting point at the lake, everything becomes much more quit. The noise of the boats is still annoying though. Once you walked 2 hours and get away of the lake, you will meet no-one so you can enjoy the peace (for several days if you bring enough food). There are no... More 

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Panjin, China
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40 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Scenic drive to get here to the Nanshan area. About 70 kms south of Urumqi on G216. Statues, then crops and herds. Domestic tourism set up with a ticket office on the road (no information) and then half a km on a checkpoint where some cars are allowed in and others (us) waved into the tourist car park and told... More 

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Plano, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Prefer Jiu Zhai Gou and Chang Bai Shan over Tianshan. Its rather polluted as it was near Urumqi. Its nice but nothing spectacular.

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We drove into areas I don't think many tourists go, where the indigenous people live and tend their herds. Still, areas are well taken care of so that you can walk in the natural surroundings, and the roads are remarkably well-maintained. One of the few times during my travels in China where you could see blue skies and the sun!... More 

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