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Address: Within Tianshan Scenic Resort, Urumqi 830002, China
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Phone Number: 4008706110
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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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Heaven Lake Day Tour from Urumqi

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One of the most beautiful lakes on earth

It is a must go if you intend to visit Urumqi, Xinjiang. It is not difficult to go there from Urumqi. You can either book a car or join a 1-day local tour. If you go there on your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Thomas L
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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is a must go if you intend to visit Urumqi, Xinjiang. It is not difficult to go there from Urumqi. You can either book a car or join a 1-day local tour. If you go there on your own, try to avoid Friday or weekend to shun the crowd. This is one of the most beautiful lakes on earth.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to tianchi lake in the beginning of August. It took us approximately 2 hours from ürumqi to get to the lake. You have to buy a ticket to enter the area (which you have to at almost every major touristic scenery in Xinjiang province) However it was worthwhile. From the parking lot, there are busses that will drive... More 

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Thank Jonaanoj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived by car in the early morning (around 10am). After a few minutes of queuing and organising we were on the paid shuttle bus to the lake. It took a little bit to find a quiet spot for our picnic and photo session. Afterwards we went on a nice hike (4km) on the path to the feilong pond and... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Tianshan Tianchi Lake with clear blue sky and greenish blue water. The view was not as good as in Pokhara, Nepal

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Thank auntiedoris
Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place, where I recommend to spend one overnight. As Edgar k. wrote ( see below), you can sleep in a yurt, which we did. How to get to the park by yourself, without leaving with the Chinese tour bus from people's park: 1) take a taxi to " bijao keyen zhan" ( don't know the Chinese writing), a... More 

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Broadbeach, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

This lake, also known as Heavenly Lake, is a couple of hours from Urumqi but well worth the drive. The countryside is always interesting, and the final drive up the mountain with switchback after switchback is fascinating. Then there is the beautiful lake in its rugged mountain setting. You can take a boat ride, or walk around the paths to... More 

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Thank Cookie993
China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

We were stunned to discover that such a stunning alpine lake exists in China. It is indeed Heavenly lake and w hope the hordes of tourists stay away from here so it remains this way. The scenery is breathtaking. Walk a few metres away and there is a stunning waterfall where the placid blue glacier water turns into a torrent.... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

I am sure that Tianshan Lake is, under the right conditions, spectacular. Unfortunately, I am not sure the right conditions will ever return. After an easy one-hour drive, we arrived at the parking lot with about 300 huge tour buses. We were told to pay our ¥220 fee and board another, 40-minute bus. Standing around in the large, new waiting... More 

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Ottawa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Our guide decided to take us here on the way from the Urumqi airport after a long day on the plane. It took 1.5 hours to get there, then there was a 45-minute bus ride up into the mountains. The bus leaves you at a point where you still have a substantial uphill climb, in our case, in the rain.... More 

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Lovely lake, surrounded by mountains. Try walking a lit bit further to avoid crowds and you will be rewarded with an amazing view with tranquility. It snowed (just like in Karakul lake for us!!) while we were there- so we got to see the lake with clear skies and mountain views and the next day it was all under a... More 

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