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Address: Urumqi, China

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Like the Swiss Alps

This beautiful lake are in the area of the Heavenly Mountains and looks more like the Swiss Alps, with towering snow-capped mountains and turquoise lakes, than somewhere in China... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
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62 reviews 62 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This beautiful lake are in the area of the Heavenly Mountains and looks more like the Swiss Alps, with towering snow-capped mountains and turquoise lakes, than somewhere in China. Take the 2 hour bus from Urumqi to Fukang, than a 15 min taxi ride to the entrance. Here starts the fun; you will buy an entrance ticket for 210 RNB,... More 

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Chongqing Region, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
60 helpful votes 60 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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162 reviews 162 reviews
89 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
40 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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