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Tianshan Tianchi Lake

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Address: Within Tianshan Scenic Resort, Urumqi 830002, China
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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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Heavenly Indeed

Tianchi lake or Heaven Lake is a 'must see' attraction in Urumqi.It is surrounded by the snowcap Tianshan mountain or Heaven mountain.This alpine lake is about 30 km from Fukang... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 27, 2015
ManfreddNg
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Malaysia
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Tianchi lake or Heaven Lake is a 'must see' attraction in Urumqi.It is surrounded by the snowcap Tianshan mountain or Heaven mountain.This alpine lake is about 30 km from Fukang City  .We took a 30 minutes boat ride around the lake. Besides, the spectacular lake view , we also climbed the steps to a temple at the hilltop.It is heavenly... More 

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Thank ManfreddNg
Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Definitely worth visiting! It's beautiful up there! There's a temple by the lake, which I strongly recommend travelers go and visit. From the temple looking down, the view is great!

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Thank ayu312
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The lake is not too big but just wide enough to feel the grandeur of a heavenly garden.The mountains are from the painting and so absorbing you want just stay there longer to be part of it.

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Thank Joyce W
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

A beautiful lake to spend the whole day , no staying over as this is a nature protected environment . It is a 2 and a half hour drive from Urumqi with good roads and safe trafic going up to the lake. This lake is very famous for wedding pictures .

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Thank Mal M
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The 30 min boat ride along the lake could be longer. The view of the lake surrounded by mountain was picturesque. There was a path along the lake that was worth taking a walk.

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Thank FYL003
Chongqing Region, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

First visit was in Summer: - Very scenic - beautiful skies, lake, and mountains. - Recommend taking the boat trip on the lake and hike up to the temple. - Local food in tent was a good experience. Second visit in winter, December 2014: - Very cold, about -40C. - Bus service from entrance only ran 1 or 2 buses.... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Perfect for one day trip. Forest,lake,mountains,snow heads,steps vanishing in the air.. Must see in Xinjiang even you have short time stop here!

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Joined a tour to visit this famous crater lake. The ride is about 2 hours. Suggest to bring your own food and drinks as things are pretty expensive up there. Up at the view you will enjoy the spectacular view and nothing else. A good walk and a boat ride at a cost. Good for a day trip from Urumqi.

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Beijing
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

The scenery is beautiful. If you book through an agency, expect to stop at really overpriced gift shops where they get a comission or expect the tour guide to try and sell you overpriced stuff on the bus.

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We went to the lake for a day trip. Make sure to go early to escape the Chinese tour groups. Also, walk along the lake to enjoy the quietness and great landscape as the front of the lake is crowed with the tour groups but they don't tend to go much further.

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