Tianshan Mountains
Tianshan Mountains
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina65,233 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
A 2,500 kilometre in length and up to 500 kilometres in width, stretch of mountains which in places forms the border between China and Kyrgyzstan, On our trip we had a meal with local nomadic people, inside their tent.
Written July 5, 2020
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cateyyz
Toronto, Canada61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Family
Arrived at the park entrance after about an hours drive outside of Urumqi. There, you must park your car and take the park's buses, which may stop at a few scenic points where you can hop on/ hop off.

One of the stops, the Kazakh Folk Village, is kind of a tourist trap, offering pricey meals to your party in a traditional Kazakh yurt. Otherwise, simply enjoy the views of the trees, mountains and streams from the bus as you drive on winding roads up the mountain.

The Heavenly Lake (Tianchi) itself is absolutely stunning with nice mountainous views. You have the option to buy a ~20 minute boat/ferry ride, or to simply walk around the lake on the well constructed wooden/ stone pathway.

Remember to bring a light jacket as it can get chilly (even in the summertime).
Written July 15, 2015
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sunwaterlime
Philippines93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Couples
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.
Written December 14, 2014
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Jen R
Cairo, Egypt251 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
See my review on TianChi, access is exactly the same as I outlined there. The lake is fenced off, you're limited to set wooden walkways and there is no opportunity to enjoy hiking.
Written July 30, 2015
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youke_worldwide
Singapore4,794 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Business
So I've seen the mountains from the sky, from Urumqi and from Kazakhstan. Amazingly beautiful every single time. Highly recommended. Come and take a look
Written April 26, 2017
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corinamurafa
60 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Friends
Located just 60 km or so from Urumqi, it's the most accessible piece of nature from the city. You can take a tourist bus and visit the grand canyon (the attendant also sang some karaoke for us, an impromptu group of about 20 Europeans). Breathtaking views of the mountains and rather unspectacular lake, with sheep and horses (you can rent the latter for riding) around it. A bit more breathable than the Heavenly Lake, which is the epitome of Chinese mass domestic tourism.
Written August 31, 2015
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reviewer2011
Chicago, IL71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Friends
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!
Written October 2, 2014
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jennyMalaysia18
Penang Island, Malaysia1,817 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Friends
The Tianshan mountains in China has been listed as one of the World Heritage Site in 2013. Visit the UNESCO website to read and get more information.

Tianshan Mountains or Heavenly Mountains is a large system of mountain range situated in the Eurasia hinterland and stretches through 4 countries - China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan with a length of 2500km from east to west

The high mountain lake - Heavenly Lake is located in a valley at 1943m on the northern slope of Bogda Peak. The lake water is clear and it is from the melted ice of the all year round iced covered peaks of the Tianshan mountains.

Best time to travel is in Summer from June to August. Bring along warm clothes even in Summer due to the big temperature difference between day and night. Also advise to pay attention to weather forecast

Ticket : CNY215 inclusive of shuttle bus transfer in the scenic area. - CNY125 for entrance and CNY90 for the tourist shuttle bus

We visited in Sept16 and it was very crowded. Our tour coach drop us off at the visitors car park lot. The long queue to the entrance of the building started at 100m away from the coach parking lot. Have to go though a makeshift security scanning shed before entering to the main building to buy ticket. After buying the ticket have to go through ticket collection and long queue to take the tourist shuttle bus to the mountains scenic area.
Bring along hat, sunglasses or umbrella as you will be queuing under the hot sun if it is crowded.

Operating time : 09:00 to 20:00
Written August 26, 2017
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Teong hoon Ong
Singapore, Singapore60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016
A scenic location that inspired poets in the past. Arriving at the coach terminus, one is fetched to yet another station about 20minutes away to catch a Golf buggy for another 800 to reach the cable car station. At the peak, the view is picturesque.
Modest entrance fees are charged.
Written October 15, 2016
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Francistang111
Guangzhou, China40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
an amazing place to feel the natural masterpieces. Snow mountain, forest, rivers, sheep, flowers, cloud…a paradise for metropolitan citizen
Written June 29, 2016
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