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Reviewed October 1, 2018

Great photos were to be had and it was nice to walk around for a while taking in the scenery. You can take a slow boat ride around the lake but it takes ages.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Peter R
Reviewed September 19, 2018

It is not a huge lake, yet the water from this lake provide drinking water, and irrigation for the crops for the region. It is breath taking in beauty. We had a short ride in a boat. Personally I'd rather view it's magestic view from...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chiachen W
Reviewed September 6, 2018

Urumqi is always sunny. Hire a taxi to Tianshan for a day trip costs CNY1,200, actually a transfer 1.5 hrs to there and back. Beautiful mountain range (Tianshan) with a glacier lake. Recommend to take a boat ride around the lake and walk along the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank hkgphilip
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We arrived from Urumqi by car with a private driver. That was really great because it was so difficult for us to judge how long we would spend there (we spend just over 3 hours in the end).

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank annaishappy
Reviewed August 7, 2018

The Tianshan Mountains in Xinjiang Province are absolutely gorgeous. The area is quite scenic with lots of greenery and, of course, the mountains. I highly recommend a visit to this area if you have some time.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Samuel A
Reviewed June 9, 2018

Upon arrival, we saw the whole area covered with a thin layer of snow – a beautiful sight to behold. The combination of mountain and lake makes a spectacular view. The Tian Shan (Mountains of Heaven), is a large system of mountain ranges located in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 1john316
Reviewed October 10, 2017

I crossed these mountains by road from Turpan to Urumqi and then by air when we flew from Urumqi to Kashgar. The view by air was much more comfortable. Both views of the mountains were breathtakingly grand. On the road trip we are seriously into...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

Visited the mountains on a one day trip and the were amazing as we had good weather and visibility. After the road trip and a small bus ride one gets part way up the mountains. Then there also another smaller bus ride to the start...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank ahmadmO2508VE
Reviewed August 26, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank jennyMalaysia18
Reviewed June 2, 2017

Headed up into the Tianshan Mountains from Urumqi for a leisurely day trip and the scenery was awe-inpiring. The Tianchi Lake is so beautiful and the snow-capped mountains are impressive. It’s a great area to explore for a few hours and not far to get...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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