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Tianshan Tianchi Lake

Within Tianshan Scenic Resort, Urumqi 830002, China
+86 400 870 6110
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Formerly known as Yaochi (Jade Lake), it is guarded by the stately peaks and offers a spectacular sight.
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  • Average8%
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Reviewed 4 days ago

40,000 tourists with selfie sticks come here a day. you arrive following at least a 2.5 hr drive from urumqi. You walk around, get on many shuttle buses here and there, see a lake, it's nice...... But it's not so relaxing with the 40,000 tourists,...More

Thank Sand-Geologist
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family visited the Tianchi Lake on Oct 2. We just came from Kashgar, which was a spectacular - in contract the Tianchi Lake was very basic. The natural beauty was semi destroyed with all the construction and walkways constructed. This is by no way...More

Thank shilpibiswas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just like all the national attractions,you have to pay to get in The price is 220 RMB which is quite steep in xianjiang After you enter the gate, you have to switch to a smaller shuttle bus to to the lake which is another 40-45...More

Thank Allan & Amy T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is getting rather crowded n a little commercialized, nonetheless the scenery is still pretty nice. Can view some changing colors of the leaves during this time as you take the boat ride..if one has time it maybe worthwhile to take the rope way...More

Thank Joni H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To get a feel of what I write, I know only a few Mandarin words. We followed a guided tour that begins from the North Entrance of the People's Park, Urumqi City. We bought the bus tickets (RMB100/2 pax) a day before. The bus leaves...More

Thank Steven_Teo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lake has a very big name. “天山天池“。 Heaven mountain Heaven Lake. First, its a bit over rated and second, it definitely do not justified the big name. Nevertheless, if you are a tourist like us, you have to visit this iconic place in Urumqi....More

Thank Uncle888
Reviewed September 12, 2017

I only got to spend half a day here, but i wish I had had a whole day available. The lake itself is not so big, but the atmosphere is quiet, fresh, and mostly well-kept. I would recommend bringing a picnic lunch and spending the...More

Thank AubreyDella
Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

TIANSHAN SCENIC AREA FEATURING A GLACIAL LAKE: The word Tianchi means Heavenly hence Heavenly Lake, renamed Tianchi during the Qing period. Located on the north side the Bogda Shan (Mountain of God.) (Bogdais means God) its a range of the Tian Shan (Mountain of Heaven)...More

Thank JeanWN
Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

Visited the lake and mountains area on a one day trip and it was amazing. The lake and surrounding mountains are a great natural attraction and there are optional sites to see such a cable car ride that takes one higher up the mountains and...More

Thank Ahmad M
Reviewed August 26, 2017

Tianchi lake is 120km and about 2 hrs east of Urumqi. It covers 4.9 square kilometres of Tianshan Tianchi National Park. It is a natural crescent alpine lake with an altitude of 1980m and the lake itself is about 3km long and averages about 600...More

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